Doctor of Philosophy in the Field of Genomics and Bioinformatics

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder. 

Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, chemistry, or a related field.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

The requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy program.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 72 credits, including required core and elective courses. Successful completion of a grant-style qualifier examination is required for advancement to candidacy.

Students are advised to complete up to 48 credits comprising required interdisciplinary core courses, required genomics core courses, electives, and advanced readings and research in the first two years of PhD study. Upon successful completion of a grant-style qualifier, students then register for up to 24 credits of dissertation research through completion and successful oral defense of a written dissertation.

Required interdisciplinary core courses
BMSC 8210Genes to Cells
BMSC 8212Systems Physiology
BMSC 8215Lab Rotations
BMSC 8216Scientific Writing, Presentation Skills, and Seminar Planning
BMSC 8217Ethics and Grant Writing
BMSC 8218Career Options in the Biomedical Sciences
BMSC 8230Molecular Basis of Human Disease
BMSC 8235Applied Biostatistics for Basic Research
Required genomics core courses
BMSC 8231Introduction to Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics
BMSC 8234Seminar in Systems Biology
24 credits elective courses selected in consultation with graduate program advisor:
BIOC 6223Bioinformatics
BIOC 6236Medical Genomics
BIOC 6237Proteomics and Biomarkers
BIOC 6240Next Generation Sequencing
BIOC 6281Topics
MICR 6236Fundamentals in Geonomics and Proteomics I
MICR 8210Infection and Immunity
MMED 8222Molecular Oncology
MMED 8998Advanced Reading and Research
MMED 8821 Basic Science of Oncology
Dissertation research
BMSC 8999Dissertation Research
Required courses may be waived at the discretion of the graduate program director based on written documentation of prior equivalent coursework. Any waiver increases the number of electives required, by the number of credits waived.