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Graduate Programs

The Doctor of Philosophy program is designed for students seeking an advanced education in modern biological research and/or a teaching position in higher academic institution. Students may choose either the Anatomy Track or the Evolutionary Biology Track.  For the Anatomy Track, pre-doctoral students enter the Department of Anatomy through the Biomedical Sciences Training program (BSTP) or the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP).  For the Evolutionary Biology track, pre-doctoral students enter by direct admission to the Anatomy Department; such students should have a general idea of the type of research they would like to pursue and should indicate at least one Evolutionary Biology faculty member with whom they would like to work.

Requirements of the School of Graduate Studies for Ph.D. Degree

General: Cumulative grade point average of 2.50 at completion of 12 semester hours of study (or 2 semesters); cumulative GPA of 2.75 at completion of 21 semester hours of study (or 4 semesters); cumulative GPA of 3.0 at graduation.

Credit required for doctorate:

Entering with bachelor’s degree or equivalent – 36 credits of graduate coursework in Case School of Graduate Studies required

Entering with master’s degree or equivalent – 18 credits of graduate coursework in Case School of Graduate Studies required

Candidacy status must be achieved no later than completion of 36 credits if entering with bachelor’s degree, and no later than completion of 27 credits if entering with master’s degree.

In addition to the coursework requirements listed above, 18 credits of the Course, ANAT 701 – Dissertation Research, must be completed after achieving candidacy status and prior to graduation.

A research dissertation is required.

Residency Requirements: The doctoral student must be registered in at least 6 consecutive academic terms from the date of matriculation to a date not exceeding 5 years after completion of the first credited hours of ANAT 701.

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