About Us

Our vision is to teach the skills necessary for a career in science while helping students demonstrate to schools and employers what makes them unique.

Georgetown’s Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) is home to over 900 trainees studying in a variety of Ph.D., master’s, certificate, and postdoctoral programs in interdisciplinary basic and translational biomedical science, health science, data informatics, policy, and ethics, and industry science.

Anna Tate Riegel

Senior Associate Dean of Biomedical Graduate Education

“The mission of Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) is to provide outstanding education, innovative research opportunities, career advice and mentorship in the biomedical sciences for students pursuing careers as researchers, educators, health care professionals and scholars.”

Our Students

What are our students up to?

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Where do our alumni go?

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Leaders in research, teaching and service.

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We collaborate with various universities and institutions.

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We are dedicated to supporting the success of our students.

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Transformative Experiences

Biomedical Graduate Education isn’t the final destination, but a valuable experience that prepares students for the opportunities that lie ahead. We are invested in providing the training, resources, and personalized career strategies for our students to have a more direct path to their desired careers and to differentiate themselves.

Rigorous Academics

Our competitive programs combine a rigorous curriculum, faculty engagement, and personalized career strategy and professional development services to equip students to achieve their aspirations. Students are encouraged to explore their interests through electives, research opportunities, seminars, and workshops, giving them space to discover the areas where they want to focus and to personalize their education.

Ideal Location

Georgetown University is located in the nation’s capital, home to a vibrant community of biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and life science companies, federal agencies, and federal laboratories. Our students have access to Georgetown’s renowned faculty as well as experts from the local community for personalized mentoring, internships, and networking.

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

In consultation with Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisory Council, Biomedical Graduate Education strives to eliminate structural barriers toward diversity, equity, and inclusion, and improve recruitment and retention of marginalized graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. 

GUMC New Program Procedures for Faculty

Interested in developing a new graduate program? Please review the GUMC New Program Procedures.