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Commencement

Since 1917, Mayo Clinic has been preparing candidates for M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical sciences. For more than 25 years, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences has been training students in scholarship and scientific discovery as an independent degree-granting school. Currently, more than 100 students are working toward master's degrees and over 200 are working toward doctoral degrees.

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine matriculated its first class in 1972. For more than 40 years, a world-class faculty of physicians and scientists has educated aspiring physicians in patient-centered, science-driven, team-based, high-value health care. Founded on Mayo Clinic's 150-year tradition of patient-centered care, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine is highly innovative and selective, cultivating future physician leaders through a broad array of unparalleled learning opportunities.

2021 commencement ceremonies

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine held its commencement ceremony on May 23, 2021, in Rochester, Minnesota. View the commencement program booklet and read our news story.

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, due to COVID-19 safety precautions, held a virtual commencement ceremony on Sept. 11, 2021. View the commencement program booklet and read our news story.

In 2022, both schools plan to return in May for a joint commencement.