Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Executive PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The Executive Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is targeted toward full-time professionals working in industry or other research laboratories who are involved in research at their workplace but do not have a PhD. These individuals do not need to give up their jobs to enroll in this PhD program.

Research performed at the industry will serve as the dissertation research topic. The required courses will be done through distance learning technology. This program is available to professionals who are working in the areas of biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, and medicine. It is intended to help individuals who are seeking to either move ahead in their field or switch careers altogether. It also fulfills the lifelong learning desire of industrial professionals who wish to further their education at the graduate level.

This program provides an outstanding educational opportunities and a broad knowledge base in the various aspects of modern biochemistry and molecular biology. Individuals will have a unique perspective on fundamental biochemical problems, resulting in more career options and increasing the likelihood that they will make important contributions to scientific progress and society.

The enrolled professional will have a mentor and dissertation committee from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a co-mentor from his/her work place. Some of the requirements of this program include that these students take the required courses, perform dissertation research, pass the qualifying exam, visit campus every year to present their research as a poster, and pass the dissertation examination.