College of Arts and Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences: Biological Communication
Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Science: Biological Communication
The College of Arts and Sciences offers a doctoral degree in biomedical sciences with a specialization in biological communication that is centered in the Department of Biological Sciences. The program requires a strong academic background in biology including cellular and molecular biology. Biological communication refers to the mechanisms of production of and response to signals in biological systems. The processes that it encompasses range from intracellular and intercellular signaling to chemical communication among organisms. Biological communication at the intercellular, intracellular, and molecular level is a component of almost every disease. Many pathological conditions are treated by pharmacological manipulation of intercellular and intracellular communication processes, and this continues to be a major area of biomedical research. Graduates of this specialization will be trained in experimental biology through formal coursework and original research.
Oakland University is accredited as a doctoral degree-granting institution by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
International Student Requirements:
International applicants requiring an I-20 for a visa must also submit additional documents, including an International Student Supplemental Application, financial documents, transcript evaluations, and proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB).
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999