Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences Program

Degree Types: PhD

The Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences (IBiS) Program promotes the development of Ph.D. students into independent, creative research scientists and teachers.

With approximately 60 connected faculty from the departments of molecular biosciences, biomedical engineering, neurobiology, chemistry, and chemical and biological engineering, IBiS promotes innovative research that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Cross-campus training clusters help provide depth of training once students have chosen an area of specialization after the first year. These clusters emphasize training activities and specialized coursework, and bring together students and faculty with common research interests.

IBiS students also benefit from a close-knit scientific community, a supportive advising structure, an active and involved student organization, and a multifaceted professional development program that further prepares them for a broad range of post-degree career options.

See Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences Degree Requirements for specific classes and procedures needed to complete this program.

PhD Program Statistics