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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine/ Doctor of Philosophy (D.O./Ph.D.), Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 84 months
University rank #401 (WUR) Stillwater, OK, United States
The Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program offers PhD, MS, DO/MS and DO/PhD degree programs. These programs provides students with a foundation in biomedical sciences that is broadly applicable to many disciplines, including anatomy, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology and physiology.
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The PhD program is designed to be completed in four years with a minimum of 90 credit hours. The DO/PhD program is designed to be completed in a minimum of seven years. 

The first two years are the basic science years of the program. The middle three years are graduate study, research and dissertation of the PhD program. The final two years are the clinical sciences years of the DO program. 


The college is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association, the recognized accrediting agency for institutions that educate osteopathic physicians. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 84 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Developing the Physician
  • Clinical Medicine Foundations
  • Biomedical Foundations (Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology,
  • Cell and Developmental Anatomy, Cell and Tissue Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Pharmacology)
  • Osteopathic Manual Medicine
  • Clinical Anatomy
  • Introduction to the Patient
  • Clinical Skills 
  • Systems (Nervous, Psychiatry, Cardiovascular)
  • Osteopathic Manual Medicine
  • Focus Courses (Lab Medicine, Evidence Based Medicine, Geriatrics, Health Behavioral Change)

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Applicants submit their application online
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • Submit a Personal Statement  
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    83845 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 83845 USD per year and a duration of 84 months.
  • National

    83845 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 83845 USD per year and a duration of 84 months.
  • In-State

    55170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55170 USD per year and a duration of 84 months.
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Living costs for Stillwater

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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