We welcome applicants from all scientific backgrounds, including clinical fellows or junior faculty who wish to pursue a clinical research career.
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We require an online application and additional supplemental materials.
In the online application, you will be asked to provide demographic information and the following materials (please check application for accepted file formats).
You may save your application at any time and complete it later; however, it must be completed and submitted by the December 1 deadline.
In the online application, you will be asked to provide email addresses of up to five, and no less than three, individuals who will be providing letters of reference. The system will automatically contact them. They should be prepared to describe your academic successes, background in research, potential for achievement at the graduate level, and capacity for creative, self-directed study.
|September||Application period opens|
|January 15||Candidates visit St. Jude campus for interviews and tours|
|January 16, 11:59 p.m. PST||Applications must be submitted with all supporting materials|
|March 1||Issuance of decision letters begins|
|April 15||Acceptance of admission offer due|
|August 2||First day of class|
Candidates must meet the following minimum criteria for enrollment:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences encourages diversity on campus and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran’s status, disabled veteran’s status or any other status protected by federal or Tennessee law. The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is committed to creating an inclusive learning environment that provides cultural and ethnic diversity. Underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply to the program.
More detailed admissions and eligibility information is available in our general catalog.
Newly admitted students whose program requires an on-campus presence or are considered full-time must fulfill health screening requirements. Students who will be physically present on the St. Jude campus or are considered full-time must have immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, varicella. Those physically present on the St. Jude campus must participate in St. Jude’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Program (full vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 by September 9, 2021 is a condition of enrollment, unless a medical or religious accommodation request is approved). If proof of immunity cannot be established at time of enrollment, blood titers will be performed to test immunity, excluding SARS-CoV-2. Students who will work with influenza viruses must receive the annual influenza vaccine unless a medical or religious accommodation is approved. All other students physically present on the St. Jude campus must receive the annual influenza vaccine or sign a declination form.
Students may also be required to comply with St. Jude health and safety protocols designed in accordance with local and federal requirements or guidelines. These protocols may include daily SARS-CoV-2 symptom screening, masking and/or physical distancing.