The Walter S. and Lucienne Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary PhD program that trains students in biomedical sciences while giving them the flexibility to pursue a variety of research interests, dual degrees and specialized tracks.
The program has approximately 175 pre-doctoral students who share courses and labs with members of other life science programs at Northwestern. Typically, graduates go on to postdoctoral work to continue their training in preparation for careers in research at universities or in industry. However, several students choose less traditional career paths, including business, teaching, law, medicine, consulting and scientific writing.
In addition to the PhD program, students can choose a specialized track or a dual-degree program.