Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences

Earn Your Doctorate Where You and Your Research Will Have the Greatest Impact.

The mission of the Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences at City of Hope is to train graduate students in an academically stimulating, collaborative and diverse environment to apply their creativity, curiosity and talents to advance understanding of the complexities of the life sciences and to apply research discoveries to the cures for diseases.

Graduate School History
City of Hope’s commitment to education led to the creation of the Graduate School of Biological Sciences, with the first class of students entering in 1994. The Graduate School is accredited by the  Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) , an institutional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

City of Hope’s interdisciplinary research approach provides for ample interaction with peers and faculty and an emphasis on translational research: applying basic science breakthroughs to clinical problems. The program develops a professionally trained scientist, prepared for a career in academia, medicine or industry. Our students have gone on to illustrious careers at major universities, research institutions, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.