Resources for Your Success

From journal access to yoga classes, we’re here to help you thrive as a student in the St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Student Resources

  1. The Biomedical Library and its electronic resources are available to St. Jude faculty, staff and students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The library staff is available to answer questions in person, by phone or email Monday through Friday. The staff also assists with searches and provides specialized training and orientation for library resources upon request.

  2. Find your way around the St. Jude campus.

  3. St. Jude offers a variety of dining options for students. The Kay Kafe offers a variety of menu options from 12 food stations, including a deli, grill, healthy selections and sushi. There are also two Starbucks and a resolving community of food trucks on campus for your convenience.

  4. The Graduate School has an obligation under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodations for students, who self-identify with having disabilities.  The Graduate School offers qualified students with disabilities the opportunity for success through equal access and the means to participate in curricular and extracurricular activities. We provide individually tailored, comprehensive disability support services and programs in accordance with Federal and State disability law. We strive to create an inclusive, safe, and respectful environment for all students, and promote awareness and equity for all in our campus community.

    An administrative committee of Graduate School Deans will be formed on a case-by-case basis, to evaluate the provided disability documentation and determine eligibility for accommodations and implement reasonable accommodations for enrolled students.

  5. The Graduate Student Association is a student-led group that represents and acts on behalf of St. Jude Graduate students to improve the satisfaction and scholarship of our students throughout the duration of their programs. The GSA serves graduate students by participating in student government, appointing students to standing committees, and developing internal programs to assist graduate students with research, professional development and outreach.

  6. Health and well-being are central to the mission of St. Jude. While we diligently promote the health and well-being of our patients and their families, we are equally committed to the health of our students and their families. We are also committed to providing a safe workplace for our students.  

    Mental Health  

    St. Jude offers free professional counseling through the Student Assistance Program (SAP). Students and their eligible family members may receive counseling for personal and emotional issues. Counseling through the SAP is confidential. Your counselor will only release information with written consent from the person who received counseling or when release of information is required by law or in a life-threatening situation. 

    St. Jude also offers free, confidential, and timely peer support to students affected by stressful patient-related events through the Resilience In Stressful Events, or the RISE program. These events could include a medical error, stressful patient/family interaction, escalation to a higher level of care or patient death. It is critical to get timely support after such events.

    TAO Connect

    The Graduate School offers students, faculty and staff the use of TAO Connect self-help modules. TAO includes more than 150 brief and effective educational sessions covering over 50 common topics and skills related to mental health, wellness and substance use issues. TAO also provides interactive sessions, mindfulness exercises and practice tools all aimed at helping users achieve their goals. A free mobile app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

    Register for TAO Connect:

    1. Go to
    2. Enter first name, last name and your St. Jude email address
    3. Create a unique password
    4. Leave the 'Enrollment Key' field blank
    5. Click “Sign Me Up”
    6. Your “Welcome to TAO” email will include a confirmation link. Use that link to sign in to TAO Connect.

    Questions on access or about the TAO Connect resource? Contact Julie Laveglia, Assistant Dean, MSc-GCH program at

    Living Well Center 

    The Living Well Center’s wellness program is designed to help students lead more healthy lifestyles by focusing on five core areas: Getting Active, Eating Healthy, Preventing Illness/Injury, Balancing Work/Family and Coping with Stress. 

  7. Locate entry points to the St. Jude campus and parking garages. All parking on campus is free.

  8. 2021 Pediatric Oncology Education Announcement: The Pediatric Oncology Education program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is funded by the National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute. The POE program offers a unique opportunity for students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience.

    2021 National Symposium for Undergraduate Research: The National Symposium for Undergraduate Research (NSUR) is a competitive academic program that allows students to showcase their research work in poster and oral platform settings and improve their presentation skills while also learning about the cutting-edge research and facilities at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

    Biomedical Sciences PhD Program Curriculum: The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers a unique PhD experience at one of the world's premier research and treatment centers for pediatric cancer and childhood disease. With exceptional science, resources, and clinical experiences, the program is designed to create scientific leaders who will discover the next generation of cures.

  9. St. Jude has a Security team that provides a comprehensive security program focused on the protection of patients, staff, students and visitors as well as the physical assets of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Graduate School.

  10. St. Jude guest temporary housing contributes to the general mission and vision of St. Jude by providing a safe and pleasant environment for our visitors, researchers and students so they can focus on their research and training. 

    St. Jude guest temporary housing features one-bedroom, two-bedroom and-three bedroom apartments. Two primary housing complexes are used for guest housing. Apartments at both locations are fully furnished and include bath and bed linens, cable TV, wireless internet access and all kitchenware, including cookware, dinnerware, glassware and flatware.

  11. The Graduate School staff are here to provide technological information and assistance. To request IT help, contact the Help Desk.

  12. This preparation guide specifies Graduate School requirements pertaining to style, organization and formatting for electronic theses and dissertations. Students should become familiar with this guide at the time they begin the first draft of their thesis or dissertation.

  13. Total Cost of tuition for PhD of Biomedical Sciences Program $100,000

    Itemized Tuition Cost (Per Year)


    Fall                         $10,000

    Spring                   $10,000


    Total Per Year    $20,000


    Total cost of tuition for MSc of Global Child Health Program $40,000

    Itemized Tuition Cost (Per Year)


    Fall                         $10,000

    Spring                   $10,000


    Total Per Year    $20,000


    Total cost of tuition for MSc in Clinical Investigations Program $40,000

    Itemized Tuition Cost (Per Year)


    Fall                         $10,000

    Spring                   $10,000


    Total Per Year    $20,000

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  2. A diverse population is a key element of the educational experience at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Diversity presents itself in many different forms, including race or ethnicity, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, nationality or place of origin, disability, socioeconomic status and unique work or life experience. The Graduate School is committed to cultivating an inclusive environment that values diverse backgrounds, approaches and perspectives—all essential ingredients for true academic excellence.

    The Diversity and Inclusion Department serves as the consistent driver for diversity and inclusion efforts throughout the institution. By applying expertise to develop and implement initiatives, in partnership with various departments, Diversity and Inclusion will move St. Jude closer to attaining its diversity and inclusion vision. 


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