Our research-focused curriculum will give you the mentorship and access to state-of-the-art technology you need to conduct advanced biomedical research, which you'll be encouraged to share through publications and conferences.
Your doctoral degree requirements are intimately tied to your research interests. Our goal is to make sure every student is able to find a place in a particular faculty member's lab, and there are a wide range of options as we have faculty mentors specializing in topics like cancer, genetics, immunology and neuroscience.
Tier 1 Research
Study at the state's longest-running top-tier research university and a Carnegie Tier 1 research facility.
Take advantage of the degree's flexibility and breadth of options, and customize your program of study to suit your needs.
Work with faculty researchers who are studying a variety of disorders in order to improve patient care.
Enjoy a close student-faculty relationship and all the opportunities that come with smaller class sizes.
What You’ll Study
You'll start with advanced courses in molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology, and you'll earn at least 60 credit hours of coursework, but the exact number of hours is determined by the program with which your mentor is affiliated. You and your mentor will determine which electives you should take, depending your research interest and career goals.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Organizing and overseeing tasks to achieve specific goals
Working collaboratively with others to achieve a shared goal or objective
Planning, prioritizing and managing tasks and resources to achieve specific objectives
Planning and structuring scientific investigations to test hypotheses and gather empirical evidence
Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies
Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
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