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Program Description

The Ph.D. program in the Department of Biology offers students a research-oriented degree in biology with study in one of several sub-areas of biology (see below). Students are typically funded with either a teaching assistantship or a research assistantship and a tuition waiver while pursuing their degree. During the first year, students have the option of either joining a research group initially or undertaking up to three rotations through different research groups before joining a lab. Once admitted to candidacy, students pursue research towards completion of their degree. More information on the different subject areas in the department and the research experience that is provided can be found through the links below.

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  1. Computational Biology
  2. Ecology
  3. Genetic Epidemiology
  4. Evolutionary Medicine
  5. MCDB
  6. PhD Specialization in Neuroscience
  7. Population Genetics