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  Sep 26, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

Neurobiology and Anatomy, Ph.D.


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Neurobiology & Anatomy
www.neuro.utah.edu
801-581-3653

Minimum Degree Hours: 45

Admission Requirements

The department offers a course of study leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Neurobiology and Anatomy. Most Neurobiology and Anatomy doctoral students are admitted via the Combined Program in Molecular Biology (http://www.bioscience.utah.edu). In exceptional circumstances, students may be accepted into the department by direct admission: such students must meet the minimum admission requirements of the Graduate School.

 

Graduation Requirements- Ph.D. Degree:


Doctoral students accepted into the Combined Programs take the standard core curriculum of the Molecular Biology Program in Year 1. First year courses for students accepted via direct admission into Neurobiology and Anatomy will be determined by the student’s supervisory committee on an individual basis, but must include MBIOL 7570 - Case Studies and Research Ethics.

All doctoral students must subsequently take at least 12 additional credits; at least 6 credits must be in didactic courses. One didactic course must be either ANAT 7710/NEUSC 6060 - Neuroanatomy, NEUSC 6040 - Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, or ANAT 7750/NEUSC 7750 - Developmental Neurobiology. Students must also fulfill a teaching requirement (1 semester) and take a graduate level course in statistics. In addition, all students must participate in the department’s Research in Progress (RIP) seminar series (ANAT 7720) every semester.

For additional information on graduation requirements for a Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Anatomy, consult the department website (www.neuro.utah.edu). In general, students are admitted only into the Ph.D. program. In exceptional cases, however, students who fulfill the University’s graduate degree requirements (https://gradschool.utah.edu/catalog/degree.php) may apply for a M.S. or M.Phil. degree.

M.D./Ph.D. Degree


 Application for the combined degree (http://medicine.utah.edu/) should be made at the time of application to the medical school. Ph.D. training begins after successful completion of both the second year of medical school and Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Students who join the Ph.D. program in Neurobiology and Anatomy must take 9 credits of graduate coursework including 2 semester-long graded courses, one of which must be didactic, and MBIOL 7570 - Case Studies and Research Ethics. In addition, M.D./Ph.D. students must participate in the department’s Research in Progress (RIP) seminar series (ANAT 7720) every semester.

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