May 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Augusta University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Augusta University Catalog

Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Molecular Medicine


Year One Biomedical Science Common Core Curriculum


Students are admitted via a common admissions process to the Biomedical Sciences PhD program, not to a specific biomedical major. After completing the first-year common core course work and laboratory rotations, students choose a dissertation research mentor and enter one of nine Doctor of Philosophy majors.

Year Two and Beyond


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 a minimum of 3 and maximum of 7 years. The number and type of advanced (2nd year and beyond) or elective courses vary, and may include courses within the Molecular Medicine program as well as courses in other disciplines.

Major Courses:


Electives: 6 Hours Minimum


Advanced course in another discipline or biomedical science major (selections require approval from mentor and program director). Select six credit hours from the following courses:

Additional Requirements


In addition to specific course requirements, students must complete additional PhD degree requirements, including annual advisory committee meetings, individual development plans (IDP’s)  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.