Ph.D. Integrative Biology

Integrative Biology is a multidisciplinary, University-wide doctoral program involving the Charles E. Schmidt Colleges of Science and Medicine. The program is based in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and is administered in the Department of Biological Sciences by director Dr. Rod Murphey. The program admitted its first students in fall 2003. The application deadline is January 15 for the fall semester; there is no spring semester acceptance. Click here for more information.

General Requirements

Minimum of 80 credit hours (Master’s degree = up to 30 credits)

      • 8 hrs from required courses (Integrative Biology, Biostatistics, and Scientific Communication)
      • Minimum of 3 seminar courses (1 credit each)
      • Minimum of 3 relevant elective courses
      • Before advancing to candidacy: Advanced Research in IB credits (BSC 7978)
      • After attaining candidacy: Dissertation Research credits (BSC 79800)
      • A minimum of 25 credits of Dissertation Research

Establish a Supervisory Committee in first year (at least 3 members)

Establish a Dissertation Committee (at least 4 members)

Proposal should be defended no later than the fifth semester