The Vanderbilt University Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (IGP) is a leading integrative biomedical graduate program, designed to foster well-rounded science leaders. Since its inception in 1992, the IGP has provided comprehensive training for our students, bridging traditional biomedical fields. Our students learn how to be creative and analytical thinkers, geared to tackle the quickly evolving world of research and technology.
As a union between 11 participating programs (listed to the right), the IGP provides a strong foundational jumping point for biomedical dissertation work. Students take one semester of core coursework and one semester of specialized electives while rotating through four laboratories of their choosing. At the end of this first year, students select their dissertation lab and select one of our participating training programs to continue their graduate education.
With a unique infrastructure that encourages collaboration, Vanderbilt University is a premier research facility that ranks among the top institutions in the country. Finally, Vanderbilt is located in beautiful Nashville, TN, a quickly-growing city known for its vibrant culture and affordable cost of living.