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About the Program

The Department of Biology offers programs leading to the Ph.D. degree with research emphasis in:

  • Biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology
  • Ecology, evolution and behavioral biology
  • Parasitology
  • Developmental biology and neurosciences

The Department of Biology provides graduate students with an introduction to graduate-level biology across diverse fields of biology. Students will receive expert guidance in research, training in becoming effective communicators in science and a foundation in teaching pedagogy. Some of our graduates will become academics, whereas others will find careers in government, private industry, public policy, or elsewhere. Your ability to communicate both ideas and research results clearly and convincingly is key to your success no matter what career you enter. We foster interactions between graduate students and faculty as well as within the community of graduate students themselves.

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Degrees Offered

  • Ph.D.
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Admissions Requirements

For general graduate admissions requirements, visit the Office of Graduate Admission’s Application Information page. Review the program’s website for additional information on program application requirements.

Application Materials required:

  • Application Form
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Optional: Statement on Diversity, Personal Background & Contributions
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Transcripts – Applicants are required to upload to the application system copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Visit the Office of Graduate Admission’s Application Information page for additional details and FAQs.
  • Resume/CV
  • TOEFL/IELTS  (if applicable)
    • TOEFL = 80 minimum
    • IELTS = 7.0 minimum
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Application Deadlines

  • Fall:
    • December 1
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Degree Requirements Anchor

Degree Requirements

  • 16 credit hours of coursework
  • Qualifying and comprehensive examinations
  • Successful completion and defense of a dissertation
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Connect with Us

Program Contact: Nof Al-Haj
Email: biology@georgetown.edu

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Apply Now

Begin your application today!

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