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  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Augusta University Catalog

Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Biochemistry and Cancer Biology


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Description

Biochemistry and Cancer Biology is the largest and most rapidly growing Biomedical Science program in the Graduate School. The core curriculum trains students to be competitive internationally by providing broad scientific expertise, and excellence in grantsmanship, communication and professionalism. The program is integrated with the Georgia Cancer Center, so that students engaged in cancer-related projects will participate in cutting-edge training that will prepare them to be world class cancer investigators.

Admissions Information

Please see the Office of Academic Admissions website for specific admissions information: augusta.edu/admissions/graduate/phd-biomedical.php

Financial Support

Students accepted as full time students into the program may be eligible for a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA), which provides a competitive stipend ($25,500 for the 2017/2018 academic year) as well as a reduced tuition fee of only $25 per semester.

Year One Biomedical Sciences PhD Core Curriculum


Semester Two


Semester Three


Year Two


The Doctor of Philosophy curriculum is not lock-step; students do not graduate as a class at the end of a specific semester. The average time to degree is approximately 5 years of full-time, year-round study; acceptable duration of the program is between 3 and 7 years. The number and type of advanced (2nd year and beyond) or elective courses vary, and may include courses within the Biochemistry and Cancer Biology program as well as courses in other disciplines.

Biochemistry and Cancer Biology Required Courses


Additional Requirements


In addition to specific course requirements, students must complete additional PhD degree requirements, including satisfactory performance on the Comprehensive Examination, development and approval of a research proposal, writing and approval of the doctoral dissertation, and satisfactory performance on the Final Oral Examination (dissertation defense). See PhD Student Guide for additional requirements and details.

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