The Graduate College

Celebration of Graduates: Hooding Ceremony 2023

On April 27th, Rush Graduate College had the privilege of celebrating our 2023 graduates at our Annual Hooding Ceremony. The Hooding Ceremony is a special recognition of PhD and MS candidates, where a mentor of their choice is able to hood the graduate as a symbol of their academic success and completion of their degree program. We always enjoy this intimate celebration of our graduates, and are immensely proud of their accomplishments. Here’s to you, class of 2023! See more of our 2023 hooding ceremony here. 
About the Graduate College at Rush University

Our graduates are well prepared for rewarding careers as scientists, educators and leaders in academia, industry and government.

Meet the Graduate College administration, and Biotechnology, Clinical Research, and Integrated Biomedical Sciences faculty.

Graduate College academic programs

Through an interplay between course work and hands-on exposure in the lab, you can discover and contribute to the science that captures your imagination.

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Learn about our initiatives to foster an inclusive environment and support the success of a diverse graduate student body.

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Access free support to help you research and apply for fellowship and grant funding. 

Discover new horizons by utilizing the existing resources including professional development awards and attending the offered workshops and events.

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Connect with fellow alumni, find volunteer opportunities and share the spirit of RUSH University after graduation.


This is a time of unprecedented discoveries in the biomedical sciences, and the Graduate College strives to develop the next generation of exceptional research and health care professionals.
Graduate College dean Andrew Bean, PhD

‘If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It Here’

Learn how the Graduate College is preparing future biomedical researchers to fight disease and improve lives.

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Why Pursue a Career in Biomedical Research?

Tomorrow’s scientists have opportunities to conduct studies across a wide range of disciplines in health care and make an impact. 


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