Dr. Antonio Baines, Program Director
2253 Mary M. Townes Sciences Complex
Telephone Number: (919) 530-6542
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Integrated Biosciences program was designed specifically to train students at the doctoral level to solve complex problems using the most cutting edge concepts in biology, biomedical, computational, and pharmaceutical sciences. This program provides students from different disciplinary backgrounds with a multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach to the study of diseases associated with health disparity.
The INBS program provides students from varying degree discipline backgrounds with a multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach to the study of health disparity issues. Presently, students may choose from one of two (2) tracks - Biomedical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The biomedical sciences concentration is designed for students with backgrounds and interests in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or related disciplines. The pharmaceutical sciences concentration is designed for students with backgrounds and interests in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacology, biochemistry or related disciplines. All students will participate in a unique core curriculum consisting of an integrated approach to addressing human diseases associated with disparate health issues, responsible conduct of research, communication and problem solving, and research techniques.
I. Admission Requirements
Students may enter the program with a B.S. or M.S. degree in an area of biology, biomedical, pharmaceutical sciences or related area. A Master’s degree is not required for this program. Requests for transfer of graduate credit hours must be submitted to the Graduate School and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should have taken a minimum of one semester of Calculus I, Cell Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry with an overall GPA of 3.0 to be given strong consideration.
Applicants to the PhD in Integrated Biosciences program must submit:
- Official Transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate studies.
- GRE scores, less than 5 years old, to be considered within the context of all materials in the application.
- A statement of purpose and a resume.
- A minimum of three letters of recommendations are required from individuals who are knowledgeable of the student’s academic acumen and abilities to complete the PhD degree in Integrated Biosciences.
All PhD students are required to participant in the NCCU Responsible Conduct of Research Professional Development series and earn a Certificate of Completion. All PhD students are required also to participant in the Grant Proposal Writing Professional Development series.
**Students are free to take additional graduate elective courses in multidisciplinary areas of their interest, subject to approval by their research mentor and thesis advisory committee.