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Biology, Ph.D.

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University rank #179 (QS) , OH,
The Doctor of Philosophy in Biology at Case Western Reserve University is awarded in recognition of in-depth knowledge in a major field and comprehensive understanding of related subjects together with a demonstration of ability to perform independent investigation and to communicate the results of such investigation in an acceptable dissertation.

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Students entering with a bachelor’s degree will satisfactorily complete a minimum of 36 credit hours (which may include independent study/research taken as BIOL 601 Research), tutorials, and seminars. For students entering with an approved master’s degree, completion of at least 18 semester hours of course work is required. A minimum of 18 semester hours of dissertation research (BIOL 701 Dissertation Ph.D.) is required for all doctoral students.

Teaching experience is an integral part of the graduate training. Students are involved in supervised laboratory teaching in selected undergraduate courses taking into account both the specialized areas of interest of the student and his or her broader professional development. The normal teaching requirement consists of four semesters.

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    18 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Topics in Evolutionary Biology
  • Foundations of Advanced Ecology
  • Introduction to Neurobiology
  • Neurobiology of Behavior
  • Neurobiology Laboratory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    577

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Statement of Objectives
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified translations in English
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Application Fee: A non refundable application fee of $50 is required for each application submitted
  • Test Scores
  • Applicants must have a good academic record
  • Applicants will be expected to meet all of the undergraduate prerequisites for the proposed field of graduate study
  • Students entering with a bachelor’s degree will satisfactorily complete a minimum of 36 credit hours, tutorials, and seminars
  • Students entering with an approved master’s degree, completion of at least 18 semester hours of course work is required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1827 USD/credit
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  • National

    1827 USD/credit
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