Ph.D. in Biological Sciences Program

The Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences was founded in 1994 with an incoming class of four students, and the first doctoral degree was conferred in 1997. Since then the graduate school has grown to almost 90 students and over 100 faculty members. The program provides students with a solid educational foundation and a research environment that encourages independent thought and challenges current dogma. The program offers coursework to establish a framework for understanding the complexities of scientific problems, research opportunities with invesitgators who have integrated the latest technologies into their research projects, and progessional forums where students can share ideas with colleagues.

M.S. in Translational Medicine Program

The Master of Science in Translational Medicine (MSTM) is a two-year joint program between the Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) and Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences at City of Hope. This program is aimed at providing students with an applied research experience and an in-depth understanding of how to translate basic research into medical products from the perspectives of both academic research (discovery) and downstream commercial development. Graduates will be uniquely positioned to begin research laboratory careers in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry, clinical or academic laboratories, or pursue further education at the doctoral level, medical education or both.