For the Ph.D. degree, students must complete a minimum of 70 units—as detailed in the table below—and must maintain a G.P.A. of at least 3.0.  Based on research dissertation focus, other courses may be required as recommended by the dissertation committee and approved by School of Medicine graduate academic affairs committee.  Students must adhere to all University and program policies as published in the Student Handbook, University CATALOG, or "Student Guide." Policies and requirements are subject to change. 

Basic science core  
IBGS 501 Biomedical Communication and Integrity 2
IBGS 502 Biomedical Information and Statistics 2
IBGS 503 Biomedical Grant Writing 2
IBGS 511 Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems I 6
IBGS 512 Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems II 6
IBGS 522 Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems II Journal Club 2
IBGS 523 Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems III Journal Club 2
Seminars (all required)  
IBGS 604 Introduction to Integrative Biology Presentation Seminar 1
IBGS 605 Integrative Biology Presentation Seminar 1 2
IBGS 607 Integrated Biomedical Graduate Studies Seminar 1 0
Religion  
RELE 5__ Must be numbered 500 or above 3
RELR 5__ Must be numbered 500 or above 3
RELT 5__ Must be numbered 500 or above 3
Program specific courses  
Choose from the following three (3) areas: 20
Neuroscience  
Required: (11-18 units)
 
Neuroscience GS  
Foundations in Neuroscience  
Neuroscience Methods  
Electives: (2-6 units)
 
Fundamentals of Electrophysiology  
History of Neuroscience  
Cortical Circuits  
Contemporary Neuroimaging  
Neuroinflammation: Neuron-Glia Interactions  
Neurosciences Journal Club  
Neuropharmacology  
Systems biology  
Required: (10-15 units)
 
Data Management: Modeling and Development  
Introduction to Bioinformatics and Genomics  
Systems Biology – A Practical Approach  
Data Analytics  
Electives: (2-10 units)
 
Medical Microbiology  
Systems Biology Journal Club  
Advanced Bioinformatics — Sequence and Genome Analysis  
Genomics and Bioinformatics: Tools  
Integration of Computational and Experimental Biology  
Bioengineering  
Required: (10 units)
 
Data Analytics  
Integration of Computational and Experimental Biology  
Cellular and Molecular Engineering  
Bioengineering Fabrication  
Electives: (2-10 units)
 
Bioengineering Journal Club  
Orthopaedic Regenerative Engineering and Mechanobiology  
Medical Imaging Physics  
Medical Image Analysis  
Radiation Detectors for Medical Applications  
Radiation Therapy Physics  
Research  
IBGS 696 Research Rotations (1) 2 2
NSBB 697 Research (1-8) 2 12
IBGS 699 Dissertation (1-5) 2-5
Total Units 70

Noncourse requirements

  • pass both written and oral comprehensive examinations in order to advance to candidacy.
  • successfully defend the dissertation before their guidance committee prior to being awarded the Ph.D. degree.

Normal time to complete the program

Five (5) years— based on full-time enrollment; part time permitted

Comparison

See the comparison of the M.S.  and Ph.D. degree programs.