Fred Hutch partners with the University of Washington awarding graduate degrees. Most of our students are members of the joint Fred Hutch / University of Washington (UW) Molecular and Cellular Biology graduate program, but there are many students from other UW departments as well.
Find a Program
- Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program (MCB)
This is an interdisciplinary program of graduate studies leading to a Ph.D. degree. Approximately 190 faculty from Fred Hutch and the University of Washington participate in the program. Many areas of structural, molecular, cellular, and developmental biology are represented. MCB students tailor their education to meet their scientific and career goals.
- Joint MCB Ph.D./Epidemiology M.S. Program
This program offers MCB graduate students the opportunity to obtain an M.S. degree in Epidemiology concurrently with their Ph.D. degree.
- Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
This is one of the top dual-degree M.D./Ph.D. programs in the country. Founded in 1964, the UW MSTP offers outstanding training for highly academically qualified students who are seeking to combine clinical medicine with biomedical research.
- Other Departments – many faculty at Fred Hutch have affiliate appointments in departments at the University of Washington. In most cases, students accepted into a UW graduate program in a department where Hutch faculty are affiliated, can choose to follow graduate research in the laboratory of the affiliate at the Hutch. These departments include:
Biological Physics, Structure & Design
Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute (MoIES)
Molecular Medicine & Mechanisms of Disease (M3D)
View a description of graduate courses taught at the Hutch.
Funding for Graduate Students
There are several sources for graduate student support available to scientists at Fred Hutch. Stipends to support graduate research are available from a variety of sources, including:
- Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program
- Cell and Molecular Biology Training Grant
- Chromosome Metabolism and Cancer Training Grant
- Interdisciplinary Training in Cancer Research
- Viral Pathogenesis Training Grant
- Federal and private foundation grants (discuss with your graduate advisor)
- See the Office of Scientific Career Development Fellowships page for more funding information.
The Weintraub Award honors graduate students for outstanding achievements during graduate studies in the biological sciences.
All Hutch-based trainees (postdoctoral researchers, clinical fellows, and graduate students) must complete requirements during their tenure at the center. For details about the training, see the Research Ethics Education Program web site.
For further information, contact:
Program Operations Director for Post-Baccalaureate (Graduate) Programs