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Ph.D. in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences offers doctoral degrees in  Biological and Biomedical Sciences,  Health and Environmental Chemistry, and Medical Physics

Centered in the Department of Biological Sciences, the Biological and Biomedical Sciences program requires a strong academic background in biology including cellular and molecular biology. 

The Doctor of Philosophy in Biological and Biomedical Sciences allows the student to conduct research in any one of a variety of disciplines within biology. Areas of research include biochemistry, cell biology, cancer biology, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, immunology, microbiology, physiology, and stem cell biology. A student in the program will conduct dissertation research under the direction of a faculty member in or affiliated with the Department of Biological Sciences. More detailed information on the department's faculty research interests and activities can be found by visiting the faculty research webpage.

program requirements

Doctoral Research

The Ph.D. is a research-based degree and the most significant part of one's doctoral work is their research and their research mentor. Before applying to any doctoral program, you should find out about the types of research projects available and determine if they fit your educational goals. Faculty at Oakland University in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Eye Research Institute may participate in the Ph.D. degree program, so you should review the research going on in these departments.



Dr. Douglas Wendell
Program Coordinator and Chief Adviser