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Ph.D. in Translational Medicine

Fall 2024 admissions is open from September 2023 to June 2024.
Program Highlight
City of Hope is ranked among the Best Grad Schools for Biological Sciences by U.S. News & World Report 2023

The Ph.D. in Translational Medicine (Ph.D.T.M.) provides advanced theoretical and practical training in drug discovery and translational medicine at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, well-known for its multidisciplinary research pipeline that combines basic research and clinical research leading to discoveries that have an impact on bedside treatments.

The PhDTM is accredited by the accrediting agency WASC Senior College and University Commission.

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Ph.D. in Translational Medicine students can enroll as full-time students in the Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences at City of Hope after successfully completing the two-year M.S. in Translational Medicine program curriculum.


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Graduates are prepared to advance our understanding of the life sciences and apply research discoveries toward finding cures for disease.

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Research at City of Hope

As an independent biomedical, treatment and education center, City of Hope is focused on basic and clinical research in cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

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