Microbiology and Plant Biology Doctoral Programs

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Doctor of Philosophy Degree

Work leading to the Microbiology or Plant Biology Ph.D. degree is offered in most areas. The program requires a satisfactory demonstration of knowledge in their research area. This proficiency will be determined by the dissertation advisory committee. The satisfactory completion and successful defense of original research as described in a dissertation is also required. Each student will, in consultation with the chairperson, select a dissertation advisory committee. A student must complete the general requirements of the Graduate College, appropriate research skills, and a minor in a related field with a minimum of six hours. Each student must attend and participate in a graduate seminar.

Each student will be assigned a specific dissertation committee whose functions are to aid in designing the degree program, provide advice on the dissertation research and conduct the oral dissertation defense examination.

Detailed information on graduate work may be obtained from the Chair and Graduate Liaison, Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, George Lynn Cross Hall room 516 and Stephenson Research & Technology Center room 2021, (405) 325-5133, email lizkarr@ou.edu.