Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences

Prospective Students

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.

Degree Options

In addition to the PhD program, students can choose a specialized track or a dual-degree program.

Biomedical Informatics Track

This track is for students whose primary interests are within the sphere of bioinformatics. Informatics methods are becoming standard in many areas of biological and medical investigations.
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Master of Science in Clinical Investigation/PhD Program

Graduates can work in multidisciplinary teams in academic, corporate or government positions to accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries that improve human health.
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Master of Public Health/PhD Program

Graduates can take leadership roles in academia, industry and government institutions by providing expertise in molecular, cellular and biochemical approaches to population-based health questions.
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