Contribute to Life Sciences Research

The Ph.D. program in Applied Biology at UMass Lowell combines fundamental and rigorous training in the pursuit of new knowledge regarding the mechanisms of biological processes coupled with the skills needed to apply this knowledge in the workforce. 

Our graduates are prepared for non-acdemic careers in addition to traditional academic careers in research and education at colleges and universities and academic research hospitals and institutes, our graduates are also prepared for non-academic careers. Prospective students are encouraged to have established contact with potential program faculty research advisors before applying. Specific questions about the Applied Biology Ph.D. can be addressed to Jeffrey R. Moore, our doctoral program coordinator.

Graduate student manual (pdf)

The Department of Biological Sciences also collaborates with the Department of Chemistry in offering the Ph.D. option in biochemistry. For information regarding the application process, visit Graduate Admissions.

It is also possible to obtain a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology through Intercampus Graduate School Programs offered together with other campuses of the UMass System.

If you have specific questions about working with a Biological Sciences faculty member via one of these collaborative the doctoral programs, contact: Jeffrey R. Moore, our doctoral program coordinator.