Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Graduate Studies

General Information for Students

Welcome to the graduate program in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics. This page introduces you to Departmental policies and procedures that lead to a Ph.D. degree in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. The topics range from admission to the defense of a Ph.D. thesis, and include discussions of the faculty advisory system, Departmental course requirements, and qualifying examination requirements. Also included are brief descriptions of faculty research interests and of the courses offered by the faculty in the Department.

This information will help to organize your graduate studies and plan your development as a research investigator. Your student advisory committee and your thesis advisor are major sources of information for your research and academic progress. The departmental office staff, the current departmental graduate students and faculty are all available to help you and to make your stay in the Department as productive as possible.


Useful forms and Thesis Guidelines

The following forms and thesis guidelines will be useful during your path leading to a Ph.D. degree:

Acknowledgement of Support

Any work that is published and will be part of the Thesis must state that in the manuscript. All thesis, publications and reports, resulting from research conducted during the candidate's degree program must include an appropriate acknowledgement of the sources of funding. Examples include research grants to the faculty sponsor, training grants, equipment grants for equipment essential to the research, core facilities and scholarship support provided by the school.


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