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The Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program is comprised of formal course work and original laboratory research, which is designed to allow attainment of a Ph.D. in 4-6 years. The University requires students seeking the Ph.D. degree to engage in a minimum of one term of full-time doctoral study which excludes any other employment except as approved by their departments. The Ph.D. degree work must be completed within a period of 10 years from the student’s initial registration for graduate study. If the student has received credit for a master’s degree appropriate to the field of study, all requirements for the Ph.D. degree must be completed within eight years.

A minimum of 72 credits is required to satisfy the Ph.D requirement. Of these, 32 credits must come from approved courses and lab rotations, not including Dissertation Research.

To read more about the current courses offered through the MGDB program, please visit our Courses area.

Our MGDB handbook is also available to view in PDF format.