The PhD can vary depending on the institution and country in which it is awarded. Most scholars pursue a PhD because of strong motivation to contribute to the academic community as well as true curiosity about their chosen field of study.
In order to learn more about life and what we know about it, one may be interested in entering a program in the Biological and Life Sciences. There are numerous potential programs to enter within such a broad field.
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View all Doctoral Programs in Biological and Life Sciences in North America 2017
Modern Biology increasingly impacts the non-scientific world, facilitating solutions to technological, environmental, ethical, philosophical and political issues that are important to society. [+]
The Postdoctoral Professional Masters (PPM) is a groundbreaking professional masters program for post-doctoral students with backgrounds in science and engineering. [+]
The program is aimed at the integral formation of human resources at the graduate level, to engage in generation, validation and / or transfer of knowledge and training of professionals, are responsive to innovative proposals and supported knowledge to demands solution to the problem of animal production systems, sustainable use and exploitation of natural resources in Chihuahua, Mexico and even beyond. [+]
PhD graduates in biotechnology professionals from ITESM are able to function in the academic, scientific and industrial field, both in implementation and knowledge generation. This allows them to develop innovative and sustainable technology for the benefit of society. [+]
The Molecular Biosciences Program offers an interdisciplinary program towards a Doctorate in Philosophy in the Life Sciences. Students in the MBSP program are able to pursue research across department boundaries, before selecting a specific area of study at the end of the first year. [+]
You’ll be prepared for public or private resource management or a related career in research and education. Our particular focus is on the problems and opportunities associated with the integrated management of forest ecosystems. [+]
Become an expert in collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting data through extensive research; advanced training; and an integrative, interdisciplinary, and evolutionary approach. [+]
Our PhD in Bioengineering focuses on the areas of biomaterials and biomechanics. This interdisciplinary program provides a broad-based research perspective that draws upon the expertise of our faculty from unique disciplines. [+]
The doctorate in oceanography aimed at training independent researchers, able to work in the forefront of oceanography, contributing, according to a multidisciplinary approach to the advancement of basic and applied knowledge related to marine environments. [+]
The doctorate in marine resource management form experts who contribute to the advancement of knowledge in a field related to the optimal use of resources and the marine environment, public policy models or mechanisms of decision making in this sector. [+]
The PhD in biology aims at acquiring and deepening the necessary knowledge and skills to advanced research in biology. [+]
Our Ph.D. program offers opportunities for advanced independent research and study, culminating in presentation and defense of a dissertation. The Ph.D. degree is normally completed in three to five years (a two-year minimum applies if students already hold a recognized M.Sc. degree). During this time, students take a minimum of three courses and present three departmental seminars. [+]
The objective of the Ph.D. degree in Microbiology is to impart advanced scientific knowledge in microbiology, to provide training opportunities in conducting state-of-the-art basic research in microbiology, and closely related disciplines. [+]
The Biology Department participates with Departments of Geological Sciences, Geography, Sociology, Political Science, and Maritime Studies, in this interdisciplinary program. Students choose one of four areas of study (Coastal and Estuarine Ecology, Coastal Geosciences, Social Science and Coastal Policy, Maritime Studies) as their primary focus, and two of the remaining areas as their secondary interests. [+]