36 months
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Students can also apply to simultaneously enter the Department of Biology at University of Oklahoma and either the Cellular and Behavioral Neurobiology or the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Ph.D. program. These students earn their Ph.D. in one of the latter programs with a specialization in Biology.


We offer a phd degree in Biology at University of Oklahoma.

Key Features 

  • To obtain the Ph.D. degree, a student with Full Graduate Standing must complete at least 90 hours of graduate courses beyond the bachelor's degree, serve as a teaching assistant for a minimum of two semesters, complete a dissertation based on original research, pass the General Examination (consisting of written and an oral portions), and successfully defend the dissertation in a Final Oral Examination.

Programme Structure

  • The Department of Biology consists of 34 faculty and more than 50 graduate students, whose research interests range from crab leg regeneration proteins and fly neuropeptide secretion genes to fish sexual deception, processing of taste in the brain, dinosaur evolution, and ecosystems in peril. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the OU application.
  • Arrange for at least letters of reference to be submitted via the online OU application form.
  • Arrange for a complete set of official college transcripts.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores will be waived for the 2021 application cycle.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Norman

900 - 1400 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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