Welcome to the Graduate School

A Message from the Associate Dean of Graduate Education at the Health Sciences Campus

Welcome to our website! We are excited to have this opportunity to provide an introduction to the degree programs offered by the Graduate School on the Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Campus, programs supported by faculty, staff and resources of the Stritch School of Medicine. This is an exciting time in biomedical research and healthcare, a time of unprecedented change and opportunity for those trained to meet the evolving scientific and professional environment.

The exponential growth in our understanding of mechanisms underlying health and disease is paralleled by the need for collaborative interdisciplinary research and by the rapid expansion of a truly global scientific and healthcare community. Our faculty and programs at the Health Sciences Campus are committed to preparing individuals who will excel in this world, contributing to the evolution of scientific knowledge and its impact on the future of healthcare and healthcare delivery.

I encourage you take a closer look at the degree programs we offer in the Graduate School at  Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division.  In addition to a broad range of disciplines  for PhD and MS degrees in the  Biomedical Sciences, we offer advanced degrees and certificates in Public Health and Bioethics.  Due to the constantly changing landscape of research and medicine, graduate study is more interdisciplinary than ever. 

Our PhD program consists of six academic tracks within the Integrated Program in Biomedical Sciences (IPBS).  The IPBS brings together researchers on our campus from multiple disciplines in the biomedical sciences for the common goal of providing flexible options for health-related careers in academia or industry.  Please follow the tabs at the top of this page to learn more about our programs, and we hope you will seriously consider applying.   We are committed to creating an individualized graduate experience that is tailored to your future!


Commitment to excellence
Our nationally and internationally recognized faculty is committed to excellence and to providing an educational experience that prepares you to be competitive in your chosen career, be that in academia, industry, healthcare or a number of related opportunities.

Commitment to individual success
Dedicated to training scientists and professionals who excel in careers in research, public health and biomedical ethics, our training programs focus on your personal and professional development.

Commitment to service and community
In the Jesuit tradition, our programs focus on the development of the whole person and service to others as we train people to lead extraordinary lives.