Ph.D. On Campus


University of Houston

24 months
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There are two degree tracks in the Biology PhD program from University of Houston, Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) Degree Track and Ecology and Evolution Degree Track.


Students in the Biology phd program from University of Houston may satisfy the degree requirements by completing at least 54 approved credit hours; satisfactorily completing the laboratory rotations and formal graduate-level course requirements including seminars; completing 3-12 credit hours of doctoral dissertation courses; and completing and defending a dissertation acceptable to the dissertation committee. 

Key Features 

  • All students must be continuously enrolled until the degree requirements are completed.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Molecular Genetics 
  • Advanced Cell Biology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




54 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In addition to the College of Natural Science and Mathematics Admission Requirements, applicants should have a Baccalaureate Degree (B.S.) in Biology, Biochemistry, or an equivalent discipline. 
  • Evaluation of applicants involves a broad range of criteria including undergraduate preparation, three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and relevant scientific experience. 
  • GRE scores are optional. 

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Houston

1067 - 1950 USD /month
Living costs

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


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