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Van Andel Institute Graduate School trains today’s students to be tomorrow’s professional scientists through an innovative, scientifically rigorous and problem-based Ph.D. program in molecular and cellular biology. Housed within Van Andel Institute, a world-class biomedical research organization based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Graduate School offers students an exceptional scientific education, mentorship by experienced faculty members and exposure to fields across the full spectrum of research.

Apply to the Graduate School

Learn how to start your journey to a Ph.D.

International students

VAIGS welcomes students from around the world.

Financial Support

The Graduate School offers a strong financial support package for its students.

VAI-MSU Graduate School Program

Michigan State University graduate students can complete their dissertation work in Van Andel Research Institute laboratories.

Undergraduate Internships

To help undergraduate students prepare for the next steps in their academic careers, Van Andel Institute Graduate School is pleased to offer several outstanding programs.