About the Graduate School
Sanford-Burnham’s Graduate School is founded on the Institute’s collaborative ethos. The program plays to our strengths in biomedical research, and is supplemented by the technologies being developed here and elsewhere to facilitate breakthroughs in thought and practice.
about the programOur mission is to educate students to become the innovative biomedical scientists of the future. With state-of-the-art technology, an entrepreneurial mindset and a highly personalized program, we are dedicated to educating students who drive cutting-edge translational research forward and preparing them to become the next generation of outstanding biomedical scientists.
We offer a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences. The graduate program prepares students for careers in basic and translational research through a unique curriculum of focused, multi-disciplinary instruction. Our program is tailored to the student’s course of study and research focus. Classroom and seminar instructions are accompanied by extensive practical laboratory training under the supervision of expert faculty.
Students in the first year of the program take focused classes, elect a number of specialized tutorials with faculty, and begin their thesis research. In the following years the program allows students to focus on their laboratory research that will lead to their doctoral dissertation.