About this course
The Doctor of Philosophy in Biology at The Catholic University of America prepares individuals to assume positions as directors of clinical laboratories, researchers, or as faculty of medical technology programs.
Students first receive a broad background in basic sciences, biomolecular sciences, and clinical laboratory sciences, and then proceed to specialize in clinical chemistry, clinical microbiology, or clinical immunology. It is a small, focused, and collegial program that engages in state-of-the-art research in cell and microbial biology. There are two options for completion of the degree – the M.S./Ph.D. option in which the student first completes an M.S. degree before proceeding for the Ph.D. degree, and the direct Ph.D. option in which the student may proceed directly for the Ph.D. degree without obtaining the M.S. degree.
- Two years of chemistry
- Two years of biology (including biochemistry and microbiology)
- One year of physics
- One year of calculus
- Results of the Graduate Record Examination and scores of a medical technology certification examination.