Department of Biology
Ph. D. in Quantitative Biology Admission Requirements
The Department of Biology offers a Doctor of Philosophy degree in quantitative biology with research emphasis in Genome Biology & Genetics, Ecology & Systematics, or Microbiology. The doctoral program is designed to train students to apply sophisticated quantitative techniques to solving basic and applied problems in biology. Students in this program will attain substantially greater quantitative skills than in traditional doctoral programs in the biological sciences, providing them with a competitive advantage in business, industry, government, and academia.
How to apply
First, read the general instructions for applying to the graduate program and download the checklists available on the Office of Graduate Studies webpage. Then read the Biology Departments How To Apply page for additional biology specific instructions.
Students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in the Department of Biology must apply to either the "B.S. to Ph.D. track" or the "Ph.D. program", with the corresponding prerequisites:
Letters of Recommendation: Favorable letters of recommendation from at least three individuals able to assess the applicant's potential for success in a doctoral program in quantitative biology. Evidence of previous research experience may also be considered.
International students: Students whose native language is not English must provide a score on the Test of Spoken English (TSE) of at least 45, a minimum score of 23 on the Speaking portion of the TOEFL iBT exam or a minimum score of 7 on the Speaking portion of the IELTS exam. See the following website for complete details: http://grad.pci.uta.edu/prospective/apply/howto/
Other requirements: In addition to the standard application materials, we suggest that you contact one of the Biology research faculty prior to applying, and identify a research program and thus a faculty member that is willing to sponsor your application. Currently we do not accept Ph.D. students that have not identified a faculty sponsor and for which the faculty sponsor has notified the graduate committee that they are willing to sponsor the student. See the How to Apply section at http://www.uta.edu/biology/graduate/phd_howapply.php.
Deadline for applications
Students who have applied to the Biology Graduate Program can check their application status by contacting Biology graduate program assistant Gloria Burlingham by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 817-272-2871. Please include your name and application number.
Ph.D. students are not admitted to the Biology graduate program without financial support in the form of Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs), funded by the department, or Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs), funded by grants to individual faculty members. Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis. In general, there are more assistantships available for the fall semester than the spring semester. Please see the How to Apply for target application dates.
Areas of research
Ecology and Evolution; Genome Biology; Microbiology and Molecular Biology.
Students who completSe the Ph.D. program often go into academia, biotechnology, biomedical industries, government research, or positions in research institutes.
Complete information is available in the UT Arlington Graduate Catalog.