Immerse yourself in the study of living organisms, conduct original research and prepare to succeed as a scholar or researcher.
A changing world demands scientists with advanced skills and the ability to solve problems. The Ph.D. in Biology at UND combines excellence in academics with world-class facilities and research opportunities to prepare you for a career in research or academics.
- Program type:
- Doctoral Degree
- Est. time to complete:
- 4-6 years
- Credit hours:
Why Study Biology at UND?
Some of today's most urgent problems are based in the biological sciences, including conservation and wildlife management on human-dominated landscapes, protection of endangered species, organismal and ecological responses to climate and landscape change, and relating phenotypic responses to genetic mechanisms. A Ph.D. in Biology from UND gives you the insights and knowledge to address those challenges.
At UND, you'll:
- Deepen your understanding of the major concepts of biology across all levels of biological organization.
- Master at least one sub-discipline, choosing from:
- Ecology, Evolution, Conservation Biology, and Wildlife
- Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
- Engage in the scientific process to create new knowledge.
- Master the technical skills necessary to making observations, gathering and analyzing data and testing hypotheses.
- Synthesize and communicate the results of your research.
The Ph.D. program is recognized as a Western Regional Graduate Program by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education — meaning that residents of the 13 western states may attend at resident tuition rates.