Biophysics, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

One course, Research in Biophysics, which consists of three seven week rotations through three experimental or theoretical research groups, is required of all students. A short presentation must be made to all students at the end of each rotation. Students must meet and report their progress to a three-person mentoring committee starting with the first semester. 

Advance to Candidacy: In addition the coursework below, doctoral students are required to pass a qualifying exam, as well as submit and successfully present a candidacy research paper to the Program Director and the three-member committee. 

Post-candidacy: Students must complete 12 credits of BIPH899 Doctoral Dissertation Research and successfully defend a dissertation. 

Course Title Credits
Core Requirements
BIPH698Biophysics Seminar2
BIPH699Research in Biophysics4
Dissertation Research Requirements
BIPH899Doctoral Dissertation Research12
Total Credits18