Biological Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy in Biology and Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology

The Doctor of Philosophy in Biology degree is offered in Biological Science in areas consistent with faculty expertise. This degree is granted for proven ability, independent investigation, and scholarly attainment in a special field. It is primarily a research degree and is not granted solely on the completion of a certain number of credits. There is not a fixed total credit requirement for this degree. Credits for the dissertation and the research upon which it is based should comprise a substantial portion of the program and involve original work. It is understood that the research for and writing of the dissertation will require the equivalent of at least one year of full-time work.

Admission Requirements are outlined in the General Requirements document.

See the Graduate Catalog for additional information on PhD Program Requirements.

Application Forms - Graduate School application forms.


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