Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biology
The Federated Department of Biological Sciences is committed to equal opportunity and respect for all students, staff and faculty, and does not tolerate discrimination or harassment in any form. We welcome a diverse set of voices, because it is right to do so, and because diversity of experience and thought leads to creativity of ideas and, ultimately, to better science. If you are from a group that is under-represented in science, or in biology specifically, we encourage you to consider a degree, and ultimately a career, in biology.
The Ph.D. Program in Biology provides training and research opportunities that reflect the diverse interests of our Graduate Faculty from NJIT and Rutgers-Newark. Students develop the knowledge and problem-solving skills needed to pursue a myriad of careers in biomedical, ecological, and evolutionary sciences. The program is designed to foster understanding of foundational and advanced concepts in the biological sciences, and the analytical skills necessary to examine evidence critically.
Training & Dissertation Research
The program offers training in three tracks, reflecting the research strengths of the department:
- Cell and Molecular Biology
- Ecology and Evolution
Because of the complexity of biological sciences, training necessarily includes interdisciplinary approaches incorporated from other physical sciences and mathematics.
For more detailed information about the research projects, investigators, and labs, please consult the Research pages on this site.