Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Biology
Our doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) in molecular biology is offered through a cooperative program of the Federation of North Texas Area Universities. TWU’s molecular biology doctoral program provides opportunities for formal coursework, seminars, dissertation research and participation in regional and national/international meetings.
Through the federation, graduate students may enroll in courses at UNT, TWU or the Texas A&M Commerce campuses, benefiting from the combined faculties of each school.
The following TWU faculty members participate in our doctoral program:
- Dayna Averitt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
- Michael Bergel, Ph.D., Associate Professor
- Chris Brower, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
- Heather Conrad-Webb, Ph.D., Associate Professor
- Tina Gumienny, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
- Laura Hanson, Ph.D., Associate Professor
- DiAnna Hynds, Ph.D., Professor
- Camelia Maier, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Herbarium director
- Nathaniel C. Mills, Ph.D., Professor and Radiation Safety Officer
- Catalina Pislariu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
- Juliet Spencer, Ph.D., Professor and Chair
- Sandra Westmoreland, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Admission to the TWU Graduate School
When you apply to the TWU Graduate School, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores if required. All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admissions to the TWU Graduate School. In addition, most graduate programs have additional admission requirements that must be completed. These requirements can be found on each graduate program website. After acceptance, you will need to begin your program within one year, unless a deferral has been approved by the program.
Check out the links below for specific admissions information:
*Admission to the Biology Graduate Programs
Dr. Juliet Spencer, Chair
Fall – April 1
Spring – November 1
- A bachelor’s degree in Biology or its equivalent.
How to Apply
- Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
- Submit a statement of purpose (1-3 pages) that describes your reasons for pursuing graduate work, background experience and professional goals via email directly to JSpencer7@twu.edu.
- Arrange for three letters of recommendation, from persons familiar with your academic capabilities, to be submitted on letterhead stationery directly to JSpencer7@twu.edu.
Applicants who satisfy the Graduate School’s admission standards are forwarded for review to the departmental admissions committee. This committee is responsible for recommending acceptance into Biology graduate programs.
International students wishing to apply for teaching assistantships must demonstrate English speaking proficiency by one of the following unless the student is an American citizen or is an international student from a country that is exempt from TOELF requirements:
Need more information?
For questions about the Ph.D. in molecular biology program, please contact Juliet Spencer, Ph.D., at 940-898-2352 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the following form:
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