Oakland University

College of Arts and Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences: Biological Communication


520 O'Dowd Hall

520 O'Dowd Hall

Rochester, MI 48309

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Science: Biological Communication

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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

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