This interdisciplinary PhD program responds to a national and international need for more researchers to address problems in the areas of human health, disease treatment, and sustainable environment at a molecular level. Advanced education in biochemistry, molecular biology, and related fields is essential for creative and productive approaches to these problems. Are you ready?
The doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology program’s allows for specialization depending on your goals. Areas include but are not limited to algal polymers, tree genetics, gene silencing and microRNAs, human diseases including diabetes and cancer, plant- microbe interactions, nanotechnology and nanomedicine, and protein misfolding and aggregation diseases.
- On-Campus: PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program Details
Learn more about the biochemistry and molecular biology program at Michigan Tech. For international students, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is a designated STEM program.
To complete a doctoral degree, students must complete the following milestones:
- Complete all coursework and research credits (see credit requirements below)
- Pass Qualifying Examination
- Pass Research Proposal Examination
- Prepare and Submit Approved Dissertation
- Pass Final Oral Defense
The minimum credit requirements are as follows:
|MS-PhD (minimum)||30 Credits|
|BS-PhD (minimum)||60 Credits|
Individual programs may have higher standards and students are expected to know their program's requirements. See the Doctor of Philosophy Requirements website for more information about PhD milestones and related timelines.
Additional Program Information
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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Student Research
"Using fruit flies, my doctoral research focuses on understanding how animals develop their color patterns and discover the regulatory pathways involved in complex color pattern formation in animals."