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Doctoral Programs
Application Deadlines Fall: Jan 14
The primary goal of the doctoral program in the Biology Department is to provide advanced training and experience in ecology, evolutionary biology, bioinformatics, and biology teaching. The program features an exciting range of subdisciplines, including evolutionary ecology, human-disease biology, systematics and phylogenetics, organismal and population biology, community and ecosystem ecology, and conservation biology. We emphasize original and creative research and teaching that prepares students for careers in academics, and leadership positions in government or industrial settings.

Application Deadlines Fall: Jan 16
Application Deadlines Fall: Jan 15 Spring: Jan 15 Summer: Jan 15
Application Deadlines Fall Priority Deadline: Dec 15 Fall: Jan 15 Winter: Jun 15 Spring: Oct 15
Application Deadlines Fall: Jan 14
Application Deadlines Fall: May 15 Winter: Sep 15
Application Deadlines Fall: Dec 1
Application Deadlines Fall: Dec 15 Winter: Jul 15
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Application Deadlines Fall: Feb 1
Application Deadlines Summer (Every even year): Mar 1
Application Deadlines Fall: Jan 15 Winter: Aug 15
This program prepares students for leadership at the highest level of their profession. Most students become university or college faculty. Students are prepared in the scientific bases of exercise science, well acquainted with the scientific literature, able to teach college courses, and able to do independent research.

Application Deadlines Fall: Feb 1
We strongly recommend that you have an MS degree in IP&T or related field prior to applying for the PhD program. If you currently do not have an MS degree, we encourage you to first apply for the MS program and then apply for the PhD towards the end of your MS degree. Those with MS degrees in IP&T are much more competitive for advanced study. Starting as an MS student will not slow down your progress because all the core coursework required for the MS is also required for the PhD. Up to 36 credits (of the total 39) can be applied from our MS program to the PhD requirements. (We can also accept up to 36 credits from a comparable graduate program under the discretion of the department chair.)

Application Deadlines Fall: Jan 15 Spring: Jan 15
Application Deadlines Fall: May 1
The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and has three interrelated emphases: Clinical Practice, Teaching and Clinic Supervision, and Research. The PhD program offers two tracks: 1) Academic/Research and 2) Clinical Administration/Private Practice. Electives are offered within each of these categories to help students meet their individual goals. These emphases will be facilitated and directed within an environment of understanding and respect for multicultural diversity.

Application Deadlines Fall: Dec 1
The graduate program is designed to address the theories, research, and practices that (1) strengthen marriages, (2) enhance the development of children, and (3) unfold the characteristics of quality nurturing relationships across generations.

The PhD degree in MFHD provides integrated and in-depth learning experiences in family studies and human development. It also offers the opportunity to acquire expertise in a number of different aspects of the field. The primary focus of doctoral study is to help students become effective educators and scholars. Many graduates find professional positions in university departments related to family studies or human development. Some find positions in community settings, research organizations, or the mass media; and others choose to work in business settings.

Application Deadlines Fall: Jan 10
The PhD program requires about four years beyond a master’s degree. The topic for a PhD dissertation may be chosen from faculty specialties, which include applied mathematics, algebraic geometry, geometric analysis, dynamical systems, number theory, geometric and low-dimensional topology, mathematical biology, group theory, algebra, and operations research.