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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The University offers the  PhD degree in biology, chemistry, ethnomusicology, mathematics, molecular biology and biochemistry, and physics. The programs are innovative with respect to the opportunities of the particular fields. The programs are small and allow attention to the needs and interests of the individual student and provide a close working relationship between students and faculty. There is considerable variation among the programs in format, requirements and methods of work. PhD degree requirements for coursework, dissertation and its defense are specific to each department and can be found in the University Catalog:

Most full-time PhD students receive a financial package that includes tuition remission and a stipend in exchange for service to the department.  The duties of PhD students vary by department and generally involve assistance in instruction and research.  

Information about the departments that offer the PhD degree: