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Biomedical Sciences - Biological Anthropology - Ph.D.

COLLEGE: College of Arts and Sciences

DEPARTMENT: School of Biomedical Sciences
Phone: 330-672-2263
Fax: 330-672-9391
Web: http://www.kent.edu/biomedical/index.cfm

DESCRIPTION: The Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences–Biological Anthropology prepares graduates to teach both human anatomy and other cognate fields in demand at most medical schools (neuroanatomy, cell biology, physiology) and, thereby, normally face attractive post-graduate training and teaching options. Many graduates also use their training and teaching experience to enter regular anthropology or corporate research positions.

ADMISSION
REQUIREMENTS:
Official transcript(s); M.A. or M.S. in Anthropology or Biological Sciences; GRE; goal statement; three letters of recommendation; and courses in statistics and computer science. A student with an outstanding academic record may receive a waiver of the master’s degree requirement upon completion of 20 hours of graduate work and be admitted directly to doctoral work.

GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum 65 total credit hours.

DISSERTATION:
As soon after completion of the candidacy examination as possible, the dissertation committee will be established consisting of the guidance committee and an outside discipline member — a graduate faculty member from another department at Kent State University or another program committee of the School of Biomedical Sciences. The student will submit to this committee his/her prospectus for the dissertation. The format of the prospectus will parallel that utilized for NIH grant proposals (without biographical, budget and facilities information). The dissertation committee may elect to examine the candidate on the proposal, may accept it as submitted, or may reject it with specific reasons and recommendations for reformulation.
PROGRAM FEE: None
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