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Ph.D. in Biology

The goal of the Ph.D. in biology is to train students to become leaders in a sub-field within modern biology. Upon completion of the Ph.D., students will be prepared for post-graduate training and to eventually assume teaching or research positions in academia, industry, government or nonprofit agencies. The Ph.D. is a research degree and requires at least four to five years of academic study, including summer work.

Ph.D. students are expected to emerge as creative, independent thinkers, having mastered both the art and skill of conducting thoughtful research, generating support for that research and communicating their findings to others.