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, on the My QBioS page. 

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.