Ph.D. On Campus


The University of Vermont

48 months
1720 USD/credit 51600 USD/year
1720 USD/credit 51600 USD/year
683 USD/credit 20490 USD/year
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Biology program at The University of Vermont is defined by excellent students, dedicated faculty advisors and superb staff. We will work with you to design a set of courses, a research project or other activities that will prepare you for your career in academic, medical or private sector research; government work; or teaching at the baccalaureate level.


The M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Biology at The University of Vermont are geared to the needs and interests of each individual student. Graduate students may be admitted to work with a specific faculty sponsor, or may choose to rotate through appropriate laboratories to identify a faculty sponsor. Upon arrival, incoming graduate students take a diagnostic examination in four major subject areas. Based on the results, faculty work with each student to map out the first year's course work. During that first year, graduate students interact with faculty and other students to further define their areas of interest.

Learning outcomes

Typically, the student has chosen a studies committee, identified a major advisor, and started work on a thesis topic by the end of his/her first year. Later in the student's tenure, a written comprehensive examination compiled by the studies committee must be completed. Finally, a written thesis must be submitted and defended before the Thesis Defense Committee.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Biology
  • Population Ecology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Physiological Ecology
  • Winter Ecology
  • Population Genetics
  • Neurobiology Techniques
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Molecular Endocrinology
  • Doctoral Dissertation Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Candidates for the doctoral degree must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 51 hours in residence. The residency requirement is completed by courses that:

  • are taken for graduate credit through the University of Vermont, and
  • are taken after the student has been admitted to the Graduate College.

Some programs may require more than the above minimum hours in residence.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    51600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    20490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 683 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Burlington

1269 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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