Overview

Aspiring biomedical scientists must acquire a broad background of knowledge and expertise, as well as in-depth understanding of their primary area of research interest.

At Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, you’ll discover a unique research training environment of academic inquiry and scientific discovery, combined with exceptional intellectual and technological resources designed to help you achieve your highest scientific career goals.

Whether you’re preparing for graduate school or applying now, the Mayo experience is different.

Here are five key reasons why:

  1. Research training by leading investigators in fields ranging from molecules to populations, all in the context of exceptional health care. Embedded within a top academic medical center, you’ll have access to clinical data from more than 6 million patient histories.
  2. Research training opportunities at three digitally-interacting campuses in Rochester, Minnesota, Jacksonville, Florida, and Scottsdale, Arizona.
  3. A free agency funding model offered by only a handful of other elite programs. Every student is awarded a central fellowship for five years. Mentors are not allowed to fund student salaries as employees.
  4. A subsidized Career Development Internship program. Senior students experience embedded networking opportunities in career settings different from those of their research mentors.
  5. A national destination for research training of students from backgrounds underrepresented in science. Mayo’s NIH-funded IMSD is more than two decades old, and Mayo invented the NIH PREP concept.
Paola Ramos

Paola Ramos

Gabriel Martinez Galvez

Gabriel Martinez Galvez

Alaa Koleilat

Alaa Koleilat

Tamiel Turley

Tamiel Turley

In addition, the Ph.D. Program includes:

  • Annual graduate-level stipend ($31,775 for the 2018-2019 academic year)
  • Full tuition ($27,000 a year)
  • Travel expenses to scientific meetings provided by mentors

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences also offers:

If additional funding is required, Ph.D. students have access to the Office of Student Financial Aid and Registrar.

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences: Meet our students and dean
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