The Doctor of Philosophy degree is designed to prepare students for a career in independent research and teaching in a university, clinical, or biotechnology environment. Doctoral degree students are expected to develop creativity and independence in addition to technical skills.
By the end of this program, the graduate should be able to:
- Articulate fundamental concepts in the biomedical sciences;
- Integrate aspects of neuroscience, systems biology, or bioengineering;
- Interpret the literature within neuroscience, systems biology, or bioengineering;
- Demonstrate the principles of scientific and professional ethics;
- Make original contributions to the body of biomedical knowledge;
- Explain the process of applying for external funding.*