Education - Graduate Programs

These are the degree granting programs with which IGS is affiliated. Students that wish to train under the mentorship of our faculty will be pursuing a degree through one of these programs:


The Graduate Program in Life Sciences (GPILS)

GPILS offers cutting edge research training in basic biomedical, clinical and population sciences. Our graduate programs in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Epidemiology & Human Genetics, Human Genetics and Genomic Medicine, Gerontology, Molecular Medicine, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Neuroscience, Physical Rehabilitation Science and Toxicology award, the PhD and MS in basic, clinical and population research, emphasizing the continuum from bench to bedside to population.

GPILS provides integrative training that will meet the demands of the era that now follows the structural elucidation of the genome and the urgent need to translate biomedical advances to patients and communities. Our ideal location within the nexus of biomedical research on the East Coast provides students with an unparalleled level of breadth and depth of expertise.

Molecular Medicine

A Research Track in Genome Biology: A new Genome Biology track has been constituted in the Graduate Program in Molecular Medicine. The track provides interdisciplinary graduate training focusing on the basic molecular genetic and genomic processes underlying the field of molecular medicine.

Program in Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

The Graduate Program in Molecular Microbiology & Immunology provides interactive, multi-departmental education and research training. Its graduates receive comprehensive education in molecular and cell biology, microbiology and immunology and in-depth training in their chosen area of research.

Program in Epidemiology and Human Genetics

The Graduate Program in Epidemiology & Human Genetics offers courses of study leading to MS and/or PhD degrees. Students in the doctoral program select from among three tracks: Epidemiology, Molecular Epidemiology, and Human Genetics and Genomic Medicine.

The Program in Genetics and Genomic Medicine

The mission of the Program in Genetics and Genomic Medicine is to facilitate the pace of discovery in genetics and genomics; to accelerate the translation of these new discoveries to improve patient care; and to enhance the training and education of future generations of physicians and scientists in genomic medicine and science.