Follow your multi-disciplinary first year with an advanced education that you tailor to your research interests.
View Biomedical Sciences, Ph.D. program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.
- Core curriculum courses
Students will receive interdisciplinary training tailored to fit requirements for each of the program’s areas of concentration. Courses will include a survey course specific for each area of concentration and four of the following courses (dependent upon the particular area of concentration).
- Molecular Biochemistry I
- Molecular Biochemistry II
- Cell Biology
- Human Physiology
- Intercellular Communication
- Research Preparation
A substantial part of year one is devoted to aiding students in the selection of a mentor. This is facilitated by the following first-year courses:
- Introduction to Research (4 credit hours, Fall)
- Two laboratory rotations (3-6 credit hours, Spring)
- Advanced Courses (variable credit hours)
- Perform required teaching duties
- Advanced curriculum courses
- Non-dissertation research
- Form supervisory committee and obtain Program approval
- Complete preliminary exams
Years 3, 4 and 5
- Write dissertation proposal and obtain supervisory committee approval
- Dissertation research
- Have two (2) committee meetings yearly
- Obtain permission to write dissertation
- Write, present and defend dissertation
- Apply for graduation (Graduate Studies Office). Check well in advance for deadline dates.