About the Doctoral Program
In the doctoral program of the Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology, academic requirements are divided into two areas: course work and dissertation research studies.
Students typically complete all necessary course work during Years 1 and 2 to allow them to focus their time on research during the remainder of their graduate studies.
Students should anticipate the completion of their graduate work in about five years of full-time study.
The minimum requirement for a doctoral degree from the University of Cincinnati is three years of full-time graduate study.
Eligibility for graduation requires a minimum of 90 graduate credits, the last 30 of which must be completed at the University of Cincinnati.