23580 USD/year
23580 USD/year
14814 USD/year
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The Ph.D. program in Biological Sciences (BIOL) at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) is designed to offer a broad, multidisciplinary modern education in the life sciences coupled with the development of in-depth expertise and research training within a specialized area.

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Because many current problems in the biological sciences overlap traditional disciplinary boundaries, a single graduate program is offered rather than the traditional separate programs in botany, microbiology, computational biology, and other areas. 

The research of the faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) covers a broad range, from structure and function of nucleic acids to the feeding behavior of animals. Therefore, this program provides a diversity of opportunities for an interdisciplinary research and graduate education in biology.

Programme Structure


  • Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, and Neurobiology
  • Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology
  • Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
  • Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, and Systems Biology

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants are holistically evaluated according to their undergraduate coursework, their grade point average score (GPA), their graduate record examination score (GRE), their letters of recommendation, written statement of goals and interests, and background and experience. Applicants may have undergraduate degrees from biological, computational, or other disciplines. However, applicants are expected to have scholarly competence in biology, computer science, or/and mathematics.

Tuition Fee

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    23580 USD/year
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  • National

    23580 USD/year
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  • In-State

    14814 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14814 USD per year


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