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PhD Degree

Our doctoral program lasts three years, and it culminates in a PhD degree. It seeks to develop students' research independence and creativity while strengthening their technical background. The excellent student-to-faculty ratio ensures ongoing interaction between students and faculty.

Research and teaching focus on a fundamental understanding of genetics and bioengineering problems. While areas of specialization reflect the research interests of faculty members, students pursuing their doctorate degree are also encouraged to establish external communications and collaborations with academics that are within areas that suit their scientific curiosity. 

It is anticipated that students entering into the field of Genetics and Bioengineering will have received formal training in a recognized sub-discipline of genetics and bioengineering, and they will obtain thorough training in genetics and bioengineering research. They also master the Ph.D. course work that includes two semesters in higher level seminar courses in related fields such as forensic anthropology, antimicrobial resistance, genomics, signalling pathways, cancer genetics and GMO Misconceptions. As a PhD dissertation is the culmination of the degree, students are expected to focus on an area of interest that is in line with the research repertoire of the faculty and complete their research as well as the dissertation and defense within the following two years.  These requirements are subject to revision.

Upon completion of the research as well as the PhD dissertation, students defend their thesis in front of their committee members and receive the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics and Bioengineering.

The Curricula for the offered PhD Degree can be found in the Student Guide