Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology

General

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Program Description

The Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB) program was the first interdisciplinary graduate program at NDSU. 

The CMB program prepares students for careers in academia and private industry. All graduates of the program have obtained permanent positions in their field or are engaged in postdoctoral training.

Nearly 40 faculty members in many different departments participate as faculty mentors. 

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Admission Requirements

To be admitted with full status to the program, the applicant must:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an educational institution of recognized standing.
  • Submit documents required by NDSU Graduate School (click here)
  • Have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Have adequate preparation and show the potential to undertake advanced study and research as evidenced by academic performance and experience.
  • If possible, applicants should identify at least one Cellular and Molecular Biology faculty member with whom they wish to study.
  • GRE general test OR completion of a Master's degree in a related field

Application Deadline

Applications for the CMB program are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year; for full funding consideration, the application file must be completed by Feb. 15 for fall admission. 

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Participating Departments/Programs

The CMB program is a joint effort of the Colleges

  • Agriculture, Food Systems, Natural Resources
  • Science and Math
  • Health Professions
  • Engineering

Participating departments include: Animal Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Coatings and Polymeric Materials, Electrical & Computer Engineering (Bioengineering), Microbiological Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physics, and Plant Sciences.

Financial Assistance

All applicants will be automatically considered for a graduate assistantship, unless they have funding from an external source.

Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

NDSU is a student-focused, land-grant, research university with a graduate student population of about 2,000 across 75+ programs. Our students work with world-class faculty on innovative, and often in ... Read More

NDSU is a student-focused, land-grant, research university with a graduate student population of about 2,000 across 75+ programs. Our students work with world-class faculty on innovative, and often interdisciplinary, research. Additionally, our students have access to professional development opportunities, and events such as Three Minute Thesis. Our low tuition costs make NDSU a bargain, and our career outcomes are excellent. We are located in Fargo, ND – a Midwestern “hidden gem,” and a welcoming and vibrant community of about 230,000 with a unique rural-urban feel. We have a bustling entrepreneurial atmosphere; rich culture; great local fare, arts, and entertainment; and family friendly environment. Read less