The PhD Programs in Biology


The PhD Programs in Biology at the University at Albany provide the advanced multidisciplinary education required to develop successful careers in today’s research, teaching, government and industrial environments.

You will learn how to solve problems, work independently and as a member of a team, how to communicate (by writing, by giving oral and poster presentations, by speaking in public), how to meet deadlines, how to manage your time effectively and how to prioritise your activities. Many alumni from these programs now hold faculty positions in other universities as well as key positions in biotechnology companies and government agencies.

Many alumni now hold faculty positions in other universities as well as key positions in biotechnology companies and government agencies.

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The PhD Program is comprised of two core areas:

  • Molecular, Cellular, Developmental and Neural Biology (MCDN)
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)

You can learn more about the Graduate Program by clicking on the following links:

  • How to Apply to the Graduate Program
  • Financial Considerations
  • Incentives and Awards