Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Cell and Molecular Biology

​​​Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for the PhD in biology are:

  • Bachelor's (BS) or Master's (MS) degree in Biological Sciences or related fields from an institution recognized  by AUB.
  • Three letters of recommendation should be provided from previous tutors or employers.
  • Applicants should take the general part of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). This exam is required by both BS and MS holders. A  score on a previously taken GRE will remain valid for a period of five years.
  • Must meet the English language proficiency requirement ELPR (97 for internet-based TOEFL, 250 for computer-based TOEFL, 583 for paper based TOEFL, 147 for the verbal part of the General GRE, 7.0 for IELTS, and 530 for EEE).
  • A statement of purpose.
  • An interview with a departmental committee. The committee may require the student to give a presentation.
  • Recommendation for admission by the Department.

For further details about the Biology Masters and PhD programs please check the Online AUB Graduate Catalogue.To apply online please check the Online Graduate Application.
For further information about graduate studies please check the Graduate Council​ website

PhD Program Learning Outcomes (PLO):

Students graduating with a PhD degree in Cell and Molecular Biology should be able to:

  1. Research Methods: Analyze qualitative and/or quantitative information while conducting research in Biology.
  2. Advanced Core Knowledge in the Discipline: Analyze core concepts, research and theories in different areas of study in Biology.
  3. Scholarly Communication Skills: Demonstrate scholarly communication skills in clear, detailed and well-structured scientific written and oral formats consistent with high standards of Biology.
  4. Professionalism and Ethical Research Conduct:  Apply professionalism and ethical research conduct in Biology.​
  5. Independent Research and Original Contribution to Knowledge: Produce original and independent research that contributes to knowledge in Biology.​
  6. Pedagogy and Teaching: Employ teaching activities focused on student learning related to Biology.​

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