Preparing students for exciting careers in biomedical research

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Preparing students for exciting careers in biomedical research

Apply to GSBS

GSBS offers a range of programs designed to fit the needs of students interested in pursuing careers in biomedical sciences. Our programs prepare students for careers in academia and the biotechnology industry.

The GSBS Advantage

  • Accessible faculty
  • Individualized mentoring
  • Interdisciplinary and translational research training
  • A focus on helping each student find their career passion
  • Proximity to and abundant interactions with Boston's biomedical research community.

PhD Programs

Our PhD programs provide students with a wide choice of research areas and laboratory settings for thesis work. Our faculty are particularly student-focused and are committed to graduate training.

Trainees in the PhD programs in the Basic Science Division receive full funding for the entirety of their program, including a bi-weekly stipend, a tuition scholarship, and health insurance. Dental insurance is optional. All PhD students receive 15 vacation days and 15 sick days per year, as well as 60 days of parental leave.

Explore Our PhD Programs
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MD/PhD Training

GSBS, in collaboration with Tufts University School of Medicine, participates in Tufts' MD/PhD program. The PhD portion of the MD/PhD program is completed at GSBS. All GSBS PhD programs are open to MD/PhD students.

Hallmarks of this program include its student-centered atmosphere, access to all PhD programs at GSBS, and full funding throughout medical and graduate training.

Our program is supported by a Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Learn About the MD/PhD Program

MS & Certificate Programs

GSBS offers three MS programs, two of which are in the Basic Science Division. One of these focuses on pharmacology and drug development and the second provides research-intensive training in one of four fundamental biomedical disciplines.  An MS program that focuses on clinical and translational research is offered in the Clinical Sciences Division.

The Clinical Science Division offers two Certificate Programs, an in-person certificate in Clinical and Translational Research and an online Introduction to Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR).

Non-Degree Options for Undergrads, Post-bacs and Postdocs

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Undergraduate Research

GSBS offers a 10-week, research-intensive summer program for all undergrads and  a 3-week winter intersession program for students at the University of Massachusetts - Boston.

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Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (Tufts PREP)

Tufts PREP is a one-year research apprenticeship for post-bacs interested in pursuing PhD training.

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IRACDA Postdoctoral Program

Our NIH-funded IRACDA program provides talented postdoctoral scholars with the career skills needed to succeed in academic biomedical research.