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Oklahoma State University

Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences


Program Overview

Students in the Ph.D. program will take interdisciplinary graduate courses, a comprehensive qualifying examination, conduct research with a faculty mentor, present research seminars and write and publicly defend a dissertation. 

Successful completion of the Ph.D. degree requires a minimum of 90 semester credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree or 60 hours beyond the master’s degree. The Ph.D. program is designed to be accomplished in four years. All degree requirements must be completed within nine years of entering the program.


Learn more about admission requirements, application deadline and transfer hours.

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Students in the doctoral program will take a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of coursework, which includes required courses and courses in a specific area of interest. Additionally, doctoral students will pursue their own research in an area of interest with a graduate faculty mentor of their choosing. The research component of the Ph.D. program requires a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of research and dissertation.