Doctor of Philosophy. Majors in Biology; Microbiology, Molecular Biology, and Biochemistry (MMBB); and Neuroscience.
The Ph.D. program emphasizes research including, but not limited to the departmental and multidisciplinary area described above. Admission is based upon the compatibility of the student's research interests with the areas of concentration offered by the department, and the availability of a faculty member to be the student’s mentor. A doctoral student develops a graduate program of at least 78 semester hours in consultation with his or her major professor and graduate committee. A laboratory research based thesis is required.