Ph.D., Biological Sciences

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Complete the admission process including the following:

  1. Submit scores from both the GRE General Test (required) and the GRE Subject Test in Biology (required for applicants holding only a bachelor’s degree; highly recommended for applicants who have already earned a master’s degree).
  2. If English is not your native language, submit scores from both the Test of Spoken English and the Test of Written English, as well as TOEFL scores. Requests, including justification, for exceptions to this requirement should be made to the chair of the department.

Optional Concentration: Wildlife Biology and Conservation

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 18 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Ph.D. Degree Requirements
Complete the Ph.D. degree requirements.
If entering with only a bachelor’s degree, complete and pass the departmental written and oral Ph.D. qualifying examination
Complete and pass a written and oral comprehensive examination by the graduate advisory committee
In this program or in previous postbaccalaureate programs, complete course work at least equivalent to that required for the M.S. degree

For optional concentration see Wildlife Biology and Conservation.