Biological Sciences

Doctoral Degree Programs in Biology

I. Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program (Ph.D. in Chemistry-Biochemistry Option)

The Department of Biological Sciences and the Department of Chemistry have developed a program in Biochemistry which results in the award of a Ph.D. in Chemistry. For a full discussion of program requirements, see the section on biochemistry in the Chemistry Department.

II. Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program in Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology 

The department of Biological Sciences offers a Doctorate in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology. For a full description of the program, see the five-campus program.

III. Doctor of Philosophy in Marine Science and Technology (Interdisciplinary)

An indisciplinary program is offered through the UMass Intercampus Graduate School (IGS).Students graduating with a M.S. or Ph.D. degree from IGS receive a joint degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, and Lowell. The degree programs are fundamentally grounded in a broad, integrated, interdisciplinary approach to the study of marine sciences and technology.Students located at the four participating campuses are required to complete "core" courses selected from the natural and social sciences to equip them for interdisciplinary studies and research before focusing upon an area ofconcentration. For a full description of the program, see Marine Science and Technology.