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This program is designed for students who know which lab they want to join before starting the Ph.D., as opposed to the inter-departmental MCLS program that involves rotations through 4 different groups during the first year before joining a research group
Summary of program (details of the program are available upon request)
Contact the MOLB faculty member you wish to pursue graduate studies with to coordinate your application. You will need to provide a CV, a 2-page statement of research interests and career plans, contact information for three references, transcripts from previous institutions you have studied at, and GRE scores (those with an M.S. degree may be excluded from this requirement, particularly if it is from a global top 500 university according to ARWU).
72 hours of research and course credits are required. Absolute requirements include 6 credits of graduate Biochemistry and 2 credits of research seminar.
There are two oral exams, one at the end of the first year on the research project and one at the end of the second year on a novel topic.
Each student is required to TA one semester during their Ph.D. studies.
Students are required to complete a final oral exam, submit a dissertation, and present the work publicly.