Biophysics, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Doctoral students are required to pass a qualifying exam, submit and present a candidacy paper, as well as complete the following courses:

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

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. A qualifier exam must be passed. Admission to candidacy is granted after the successful presentation of a research proposal to the Program Director and the three-member committee. A dissertation must be written and defended before a committee.