Graduate Studies

Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine (SJTUSM) was one of the firsts to grant doctorate degrees and master degrees in 1981. In 1986, SJTUSM enrolled doctoral candidates for clinical medicine for the first time. Currently, there are a total of 7 doctorate degree programs of first-level disciplines (basic medicine, clinical medicine, stomatology, public health and preventive medicine, pharmacy, nursing and biology). Basic medicine, clinical medicine, stomatology and pharmacy (co-built with School of Pharmacy, SJTU) have become national “Double First-Class” disciplines. According to the discipline evaluation results published by Degrees & Postgraduate Education Development Center of the Ministry of Education in 2017, the national ranking of disciplines in SJTUSM is as follows: clinical medicine (A+), basic medical science (A-), stomatology (B+), nursing (B+), and public health and preventive medicine (B-).

Currently, there are a total of 940 doctoral supervisors and 1,203 master supervisors in SJTUSM, including 5 academicians from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and 15 academicians from the Chinese Academy of Engineering. There are currently 7, 095 postgraduate students, among whom 3, 155 are doctoral candidates and 3, 940 are Master Degree candidates.

The postgraduate education of SJTUSM regards fostering virtue through education as its fundamental mission. 

Strengthening moral education and cultivating people is the fundamental goal in the postgraduate education of SJTUSM. We strive to develop postgraduate education to its full potential, make high-quality development an overarching principle. We have put in place admission, education, and degree awarding systems that ensure high quality. SJTUSM has made a series of achievements in terms of categorized postgraduate education system, reform of postgraduate education in basic medicine, and appointment of doctoral supervisors with no mandatory requirement on professional titles.

During the 14th Five-Year Plan period, SJTUSM will implement the important instructions made by General Secretary Xi Jinping on postgraduate education, and the spirit of the national postgraduate education meeting in order to develop talent who will serve the Party and the country. Based on the reform achievements which have been made, SJTUSM will focus on improving education quality of postgraduates, further deepen reform and innovation, constantly improve the categorized education model, strengthen cross-disciplinary cooperation, and establish targeted academic evaluation systems for different degree types. Meanwhile, it is our important mission to strengthen the process management of postgraduate education, develop postgraduate education to its full potential, and train high-level talent who have research and innovation capabilities.