Academic Requirements

  • One semester of Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • One semester of Gene Regulation
  • One semester of Grant Writing
  • One semester of Statistics
  • Two semesters of Developmental Biology
  • One semester of Development and Disease
  • One semester of Ethics in Research

Additional courses may be required depending on the area of emphasis you are studying.

To graduate with a PhD from the Molecular and Developmental Biology graduate program, you will need to:

  • Complete 90 graduate credit hours
  • Maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 in all doctoral course work
  • Complete at least two laboratory rotations
  • Present and attend required seminars
  • Participate in the program's Journal Club
  • Successfully pass the candidacy qualifying exam
  • Submit and defend a doctoral dissertation

The full requirements can be found in the Program Handbook.

Curriculum Overview

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