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The mission of the Jefferson College of Life Sciences (JCLS) is to provide the highest quality graduate and postdoctoral education and research training in the basic biomedical sciences, in order to prepare our students and fellows to make significant contributions to the progress of biomedical science through careers including academia, industry, and government. To achieve this goal, JCLS and its faculty offer courses and programs across a wide field of basic and translational biomedical sciences, leading to the PhD degree, the MS degree and graduate certificate programs. In addition, JCLS offers a Postbaccalaureate Pre-Professional Program for candidates interested in completing their prerequisite course work for medical and professional schools. The College also coordinates postdoctoral training programs across the campus. Additionally, JCLS, in conjunction with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College, offers a combined MD/PhD program.

Our education and training programs provide a solid foundation for our graduates, who have gone forward to successful careers including positions at colleges and universities, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, healthcare settings and government agencies.

Biomedical research and training at Jefferson University is anchored by a large and diverse portfolio of active research programs with extensive outside grant support. That foundation, combined with our clinical research and patient-care programs, provides opportunities for basic and translational research in a challenging, exciting and satisfying graduate training environment.