PhD Curriculum in Biomedical Sciences

Find Cures: Become a Biomedical Scientist


Our PhD curriculum is a five-year path that moves you from student to scientist. You graduate ready to move into a rewarding career, write grants, conduct research, manage a lab and publish your findings. Bring your independence, your creativity and your passion to find cures.

Studying here gives you:

  • Diverse fields for laboratory rotations and dissertation research
  • Close mentoring by top-tier faculty
  • Clinical care experiences to inform research directions 

For full information on PhD requirements and courses, please consult our general catalog. Download the catalog as a PDF.

Curriculum Sequence


Student Profile

Caitlin Zebley, MD, PhD ’20 from St. Jude Graduate School

First Author of a Recent Nature Immunology Paper

I began as a pediatric hematology oncology fellow. I wanted to translate lab findings to clinical care and take research from the bench to the bedside.

The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, please visit