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Completion Time & Postdoctoral Placements


A major goal/outcome is to have you complete the Ph.D. degree in a timely manner and with the best possible training to prepare you for further career development. The average time to completion for the Ph.D. degree was 5.1 years, which is less than the national average, for our students who graduated from 2002 to 2007 as well as from 2000 to 2005. It was 5.2 years from 2005 to 2010.

Graduates obtained competitive, postdoctoral fellowships at the following prestigious institutions: (representative list)

  • Duke University
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Harvard University
  • John Hopkins University
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Jewish Medical Research Center
  • National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Purdue University
  • Saint Jude's Children's Hospital
  • Scripps Research Institute
  • Stanford University
  • UCLA
  • University of California
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Florida
  • University of Maryland
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Yale University School of Medicine