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Graduate Programs (PhD and Master's)

The University of Minnesota Medical School has 11 graduate programs in a variety disciplines that include neuroscience, cancer biology, molecular genetics, immunology, physiology, pharmacology, microbiology and infectious diseases, rehabilitation sciences, and stem cell biology, among other cross- and interdisciplinary sciences. With 500+ potential faculty mentors, our graduate programs currently have a combined number of 440+ graduate students engaged in the mentored-research training.

Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD)

The University of Minnesota Medical Scientist Training Program is one of 50 MD/PhD programs funded by the National Institutes of Health and serves to combine rigorous scientific training with world-class medical education to cultivate the complete physician-scientist. The mission of the University's MSTP program is to train and support a diverse community of dedicated students to become physician scientists who are able to integrate their scientific, clinical, and leadership skills to promote human health.

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Postdoctoral Scholar Training

Across several Centers, Institutes, Programs and Departments within the Medical School at the University of Minnesota, there is a wide-range of opportunities for postdoctoral scholars to continue their training in biomedical research.  Postdoctoral studies provide the forum and research environment to further the path towards independency for recent PhD graduates. 

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A Message from Dean Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD

Welcome to the University of Minnesota Medical School, a world-class institution with a long history of continued exploration of the basic mechanistic biological elements, discovery of unique translational science aspects and development of clinical-relevant therapeutics and technologies that continually change the landscape in health-relevant and biomedical research. We engage and train Master's and PhD students in rigorous and impactful research, foster further development of independency through continued mentored postdoctoral training, and create a rich environment for MD/PhD students to develop into leading physician scientists.