Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical and Biological Sciences School of Medicine Vanderbilt University

Degrees & Award

Programs Offered:
Offers Biomedical And Biological Sciences (Phd).
Degree Requirements:
For Doctorate, Comprehensive Exam, Thesis/Dissertation, Final And Qualifying Exams, Dissertation Defense.


Entrance Requirements:
For Doctorate, GRE General Test, 3 Letters Of Recommendation, Interview By Invitation. Additional Exam Requirements/Recommendations For International Students: Required&Mdash;TOEFL.
Application Deadline:
For Fall Admission, 1/15 Priority Date For Domestic Students, 1/15 For International Students. Applications Are Processed On A Rolling Basis.
Application Fee:
Student Statistics:
Average Age 24. 922 Applicants, 17% Accepted, 71 Enrolled.

Student Body

Student Population:
71 Full-Time (35 Women); Includes 8 Minority (5 African Americans, 1 Asian American Or Pacific Islander, 2 Hispanic Americans), 10 International.


221 Full-Time (49 Women).

Financial Aid

Financial Aid:
In 2007&Ndash;08, 71 Students Received Support, Including 71 Fellowships With Full Tuition Reimbursements Available (Averaging $24,500 Per Year); Research Assistantships, Scholarships/Grants, Health Care Benefits, And Tuition Waivers (Partial) Also Available.

Location & Contact

Contact Info
Dr. James G. Patton
Nashville, TN 37240-1001
Phone: 615-343-4738
Fax: 615-343-0749

Contact Info
Dr. Michelle Grundy
Assistant Director
Nashville, TN 37240-1001
Phone: 615-343-4611
Fax: 615-343-0749

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