UTEP Biological Sciences Department Doctoral Programs
Ph.D. in Biological Sciences
The Department offers two Ph.D. degrees, one in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Pathobiology and a second in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. The University's location in the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez metroplex, which has a population of nearly 2 million people, presents environmental challenges and health problems characteristic of both industrialized and developing societies. The majority of Ph.D. research programs in the Department are focused toward the biomedical and environmental problems of the region. Our goal is to prepare students for research on the pressing problems of the region and the nation, with an emphasis on (1) the pathogenesis of infectious diseases, (2) the toxic and carcinogenic effects of environmental pollutants, (3) neurological and metabolic disorders, and (4) environmental biology.
The Biology Building currently contains some 48,000 square feet of teaching and research space, and the Biosciences Research Building is a 70,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility housing research laboratories, core facilities in cell culture, molecular biology, and protein characterization, a computing center, and auditorium.
We provide students a comprehensive program of both course work and research designed to prepare them for an academic or industrial career in biological sciences.
Financial support is available for qualified applicants through fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships.
Ecology Evolutionary Biology
Established in the Summer of 2011, the doctoral program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Texas at El Paso is seeking highly motivated students ready to engage their abilities and complete a Ph.D. in this important field of biological science. A similarly motivated and engaged doctoral program faculty awaits your application to our program.
The Pathobiology doctoral program at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) serves a bi-national metropolitan area of more than 2 million people. UTEP continually strives to become the first national research university with a 21st century demographic. In addition, we are expanding and upgrading our research facilities, capacities and faculty as we strive to be a tier 1 research university. As we expand our research program, the Pathobiology program is looking for highly motivated and skilled students ready to engage their abilities and complete a Ph.D. in the fields of Cancer Biology, Infectious Disease, Immunology, Neuroscience and Toxicology.
Applicants are submitted through the Graduate School and must be received by February 1, 2018.