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Earning a Ph.D. requires extended study and intense mental effort. A PhD is an academic study on which you concentrate for four to six years after obtaining your master’s degree, and that leads, if successful, to a PhD degree, the highest academic degree.

In regards to the study of biological & life sciences, students may focus on one aspect of natural science or study how they work together, such as the environment and human health or biology and geology.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

Top Doctoral Programs in Life Sciences in USA 2019

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American Consortium of Universities (INTERLINK)

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 pur ... [+]

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.

This program allows graduate students to rotate in three different laboratories during their first year, within their chosen area of research. By the end of the first year, they must select a research advisor and be formally admitted to a department to conduct a research project leading to the completion of a Doctorate of Philosophy.

Research Areas:

Biofilm Sciences & Engineering BioInspired Materials Bioinformatics/Genomics/Proteomics Biomedical Sciences Biophysics Cell, Developmental, & Molecular Biology Chemical Biology Environmental Microbiology Immunology & Infectious Disease Life in Extreme Environments Biological & Mathematical Modeling Neuroscience Plant Sciences Virology ... [-]
USA Louisville
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Northern Arizona University

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 asso ... [+]

In our Ph.D. program, you’ll be mentored by faculty who share your passion for the environment and who conduct ground-breaking research you can participate in.

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.

You’ll benefit from close interaction with practicing professionals and the involved supervision of enthusiastic and dedicated faculty members. You’ll be within twenty miles of forest types ranging from canyon hardwoods and pinyon-juniper to spruce and fir. Our location within the nation’s largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest provides convenient access to lands managed by:... [-]

USA Flagstaff
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Full-time
Campus
Northern Arizona University

Become an expert in collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting data through extensive research; advanced training; and an integrative, interdisciplinary, and evol ... [+]

Become an expert in collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting data through extensive research; advanced training; and an integrative, interdisciplinary, and evolutionary approach.

Degree requirements

To obtain this degree, you take the following 60 credit hours of coursework:

45 units beyond the bachelor’s degree, covering the major principles of biological sciences 15 units or more BIO 799 to research, write and defend your dissertation Additional requirements

You must also:

have a reading knowledge of one foreign language or skill in statistics perform satisfactorily on a comprehensive exam in your fifth semester fulfill Northern Arizona University’s residency requirements pass the oral exam on your dissertation ... [-]
USA Flagstaff
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Full-time
Campus
University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences

Students in PMB explore every aspect of plant and microbial life, from molecular biology to genomics to ecosystem science. By integrating expertise from premier faculty a ... [+]

Plant and Microbial Biology Graduate Program

The Plant and Microbial Biology graduate program is a program of the College of Biological Sciences and the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences.

Impactful, Interdisciplinary Research

Students in PMB explore every aspect of plant and microbial life, from molecular biology to genomics to ecosystem science. By integrating expertise from premier faculty across diverse departments, PMB creates a remarkably interdisciplinary educational and richly collaborative research environment that empowers students to conduct groundbreaking original research and become true innovators in the cutting edge of modern-day biology.

Relevant Training and Networking ... [-]
USA Saint Paul
September 2019
Full-time
5 years
Campus
University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences

The Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics graduate program in the College of Biological Sciences gives our students a chance to push the boundaries of o ... [+]

Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics (MCDB&G)

The Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics graduate program in the College of Biological Sciences gives our students a chance to push the boundaries of our understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of life. Students in our program have the chance to work with a number of faculty their first year on campus both in the MCDB&G and BMBB programs before choosing a particular lab and topic of study. Our faculty and students explore areas of research ranging from neurodegeneration to cancer therapy and computational biology. As an MCDB&G graduate student, you’ll join this research.

In addition to your work in the lab, we know a key to student success is building community. That’s why we created elements of our graduate program to help you create connections with peers and faculty, from an offsite, immersive orientation to social hours with fellow graduate students. ... [-]

USA Saint Paul
August 2019
Part-time
5 - 6 years
Campus
University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences

The Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics graduate program offers students unparalleled opportunities to learn, discover and grow academically, professionally an ... [+]

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics Program Overview

The Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics graduate program offers students unparalleled opportunities to learn, discover and grow academically, professionally and personally. Students in our program have the chance to work with a number of faculty their first year on campus both in the BMBB as well as MCDB&G programs before choosing a particular lab and topic of study. Our faculty and students explore areas of research ranging from AIDS, cancer, diabetes and heart disease. As a BMBB graduate student, you’ll join this field-shaping research.

In addition to your work in the lab, we know a key to student success is building community. That’s why we created elements of our graduate program to help you create connections with peers and faculty, from an offsite, immersive orientation to social hours with fellow graduate students.... [-]

USA Saint Paul
August 2019
Part-time
5 - 6 years
Campus
University of Georgia - College of Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) students initiate and drive cutting-edge research that with supporting studies, position them to be new leaders in the advancement of their f ... [+]

Admission to the School of CMB

In addition to College of Engineering M.S. and Ph.D. requirements, the School of CMB has the following admission guidance and requirements:

Consideration is given particularly to the following components of the application: GRE and other test scores, undergraduate Grade Point Average, the student’s Statement of Purpose (SOP), and letters of recommendation. Quality students who have completed a B.S. degree in a non-engineering field such as Physics, Chemistry or Biology and who have completed mathematics through differential equations will be considered for admission to the School’s graduate program. These students typically are required to complete 3-4 additional engineering courses at the onset of their graduate education which will be determined by the School Curriculum Committee in coordination with the College Graduate Admissions and Advisory Committee. Change of major from M.S. to Ph.D.: a) each GRE score must be at least 150 (verbal and quantitative), b) Ph.D. entrance requirements must be met, c) adequate progress in the M.S. must be demonstrated, d) the undergrad GPA must be at least 3.0 (or its equivalent), and e) a compelling case for the change must be given. Program of Study ... [-]
USA Athens
September 2019
Full-time
Campus