Biomed Sci-Cell/Molecular Biol - Ph.D.

Kent State University
5 years
Full time
Doctorate / PhD
On campus

About this program

Biomed Sci-Cell/Molecular Biol - Ph.D.

The Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences–Cellular and Molecular Biology prepares creative research scientists for careers in teaching, research and biotechnology. Graduates possess an in-depth comprehension of experimental design at the cellular and molecular levels of biological organization, as well as competency in current techniques in the discipline. Major research emphases include signal transduction, biochemistry and pathobiology, gene regulation, cell systems biology, cell and tissue ultrastructure, membrane structure and function, molecular aspects of neurobiology and endocrinology, genetics and metabolism of microorganisms, virology and immunology and enzymology with an emphasis on protein dynamics and folding, as well as cytochrome P-450s.

The Ph.D. degree is offered in consortium with Cleveland Clinic and Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Program faculty are drawn from several departments at Kent State and the other two institutions. Additional participant faculty are located at area clinical facilities and hospitals. This multi-departmental and inter-institutional structure gives doctoral candidates access to the talents of a broadly diverse research faculty as well as significant research facilities and resources.

The Biomedical Sciences Cellular and Molecular Biology major comprises the following concentrations:

  • Cellular Biology and Structure
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics

Admission requirements

  • Master of Science degree from an accredited college or university1 for unconditional admission
  • Minimum 3.000 GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission

English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:

  • Minimum 600 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
  • Minimum 100 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
  • Minimum 85 MELAB score
  • Minimum 7.0 IELTS score
  • Minimum 68 PTE score
  • Minimum 120 Duolingo English Test score

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Major requirements

Methodology and Elective Courses (Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences)

  • Dissertation I

Cellular Biology and Structure Concentration Requirements

  • Human Microscopic Anatomy
  • Bioenergetics
  • Eukaryotic Cell Biology

Molecular Biology and Genetics Concentration Requirements

  • Eukaryotic Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biomembranes


For more information about tuition fees for this program, please contact the school.


Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Publish their research in peer-reviewed journals.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate students.
  3. Seek employment after graduation in fields that reflect their area of training.

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Kent State University

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Kent State University

800 E Summit St
44242 Kent Ohio
United States of America

Phone no: +1 330-672-7980

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