What will I learn?

Supporting work outside the student's major area may be taken in botany, chemistry, earth & environmental sciences, mathematics, microbiology, physics, and zoology. Approved courses in city and regional planning, civil engineering, environmental science and engineering, philosophy, psychology, and sociology may also be taken in support of the student's program. Subject to written approval by the Graduate Advisor and within the limitations stated in the General Graduate School Regulations, a student may take up to nine hours of coursework from among courses listed under Biology at the 3000 or 4000 levels.

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Quantitative Biology requires distinguished attainment both in scholarship and in research. In addition to meeting the minimum requirements of a planned course of study, the ultimate basis for conferring the degree must be the demonstrated ability to do independent and creative work and the exhibition of a profound grasp of the subject matter within the field.

General Course Requirements: A total of 45 credit hours should normally be completed including 24 hours of required and elective courses, and 21 hours of research courses. All students in the program are required to take BIOL 5314 (Biometry), Professional Development (BIOL 5102) and two seminar courses (2 x BIOL 5101) as part of their required courses.

Which department am I in?

College of Science

Study options

Full Time (30 hours)

Tuition fees
US$20,620.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 January 2022


College of Science



76019, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students have completed a bachelor’s degree from either a U.S. regionally accredited college or university or its foreign equivalent before starting graduate study. An undergraduate degree in CS or CpE or closely related field. An overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in undergraduate coursework. A 3.2 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) on the last two years of undergraduate course-work. In particular, performance on CS/CpE related courses are emphasized.

For international students

Decisions are based on consideration of all the information listed below and are not based on any single criterion alone.

A master's degree in Biology or at least 30 hours of graduate level coursework in Biology.

A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the Graduate School.

Applicants are expected to submit a score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, a score of at least 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL iBT total score of 79. Further, when the TOEFL iBT is taken, sectional scores of at least 22 on the writing section, 21 on the speaking section, 20 on the reading section, and 16 on the listening section are preferred.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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