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Biology, Ph.D.

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University rank #251 (WUR) , MA,
Clark's Biology Department offers a Ph.D. program concentrated in two broad areas of biology: molecular and cell biology, and ecology and evolution. The department offers course work and research opportunities leading to the Doctor of Philosophy in Biology. The department has two foci for graduate emphasis: molecular and cell biology or ecology and evolution.


Clark's Biology Department offers a Ph.D. program concentrated in two broad areas of biology: molecular and cell biology, and ecology and evolution. Applicants are encouraged to contact directly those faculty members whose research interests appeal to them.


Clark University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ecology of Atlantic Shores
  • Advanced Biostatistics
  • Conservation Biology
  • Conservation and Effective Practice
  • Genomics Seminar
  • Ecology of Infectious Disease
  • Ecology
  • Genetics and Disease
  • Physiological Ecology of Marine Algae
  • Topics in Marine Biology
  • Ecology of Disease Vectors
  • The Human Genome
  • Animal Locomotion
  • Signal Transduction
  • Biology of Cancer
  • Seminar in Cell Biology
  • Evolutionary Developmental Biology
  • Comparative & Human Physiology
  • Animal Behavior
  • Seminar in Evolution
  • Microbial Metagenomics of Green Energy
  • Graduate Research Seminar
  • Molecular and Evolutionary Systematics:Assembling the Tree of Life
  • Biology of Symbiosis
  • Small Scale Land Conservation in Massachusetts
  • Science Careers & Effective Practice
  • Master's Thesis
  • Doctoral Dissertation
  • Directed Study

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Application requirements for the Ph.D. program:
  • Completed application form
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended
  • Three completed confidential recommendation forms
  • Official GRE score reports
  • Official TOEFL score reports for applicants from countries where English is not the primary language
  • Application fee of $75

Tuition Fee

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    13460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


  • Clark rewards strong applicants with generous merit-based scholarships, equal to 25% to 100% of tuition, and assistantships, where students work with faculty or professional staff on special projects while earning a stipend that helps fund their education.

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