The Ph.D. in Quantitative Biosciences is designed to give graduates training in the quantitative analysis of problems in the biosciences – spanning foundational advances and application to challenges in human health, energy and the environment.  Such training includes:

  • Learning how to identify cutting-edge questions in the biosciences
  • Developing broadly relevant mathematical and computational skill-sets
  • Applying mathematical and computational methods to understand and predict the structure and dynamics of living systems.
  • Advancing the frontiers of quantitative biosciences, culminating in published research satisfying the requirements, in part, of a Doctorate in Quantitative Biosciences.

The Ph.D. in QBioS is designed to be completed over 5 years (fall, spring, and summer). QBioS Ph.D. graduates will have the skills and expert knowledge necessary to move directly into academia, industry, and/or government, where they can apply their specific domain expertise and broadly relevant modeling tools.  

An extended description of the program is available via the QBioS Student Handbook

Funding for Students:

  • Full-time Ph.D. students are supported with a tuition waiver and monthly stipend via Graduate Teaching Assistantships or Graduate Research assistantships.  The annual Ph.D. stipend for 2023-2024 is $33,500.
  • Additional information about Graduate Assistantships, fellowships, loans, and off-campus employment options is available on the Office of Graduate Studies site.

Additional Information:

  • For more information on demographics, admissions, and time-to-degree for doctoral students in our program, go to Doctoral Program Statistics. In the search criteria, select Quantitative Biosciences major.
  • For student career paths and outcomes, please see our Alumni page.