Biology Doctorate Program Options

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PhD Biology

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Program Requirements

Graduate Calendar: view graduate program requirements, courses, and regulations.

Full-time students normally complete the PhD program requirements in four to five years. Part-time study is available.

The following requirements must be met in order to complete the program:

  • Completion of coursework and credit requirements, as laid out in the Graduate Calendar.
  • Completion of an oral Qualifying Examination (within 18 months of entry into the program).
  • Presentation of at least one public seminar on the candidate’s thesis research.
  • Completion of a thesis incorporating the results of original research.
  • Successful oral defence of the thesis before an examination board.

More Information

Information regarding admissions requirements and specializations can be found on our Admissions page.