Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Biology Department
The MIT Biology Department has over 70 faculty, 200 graduate students and 300 post-docs from various social, cultural, racial, educational and scientific backgrounds. The multidisciplinary cutting-edge Ph.D. program covers many research areas from cancer and neurobiology, to stem cell biology, genomics and biophysics.
Students receive top-notch training in basic research, problem solving, communication and teaching skills, which are all necessary to succeed in a variety of academic and non-academic careers. Teamwork, creativity, independence, and mentoring are strongly emphasized. Graduate students receive a generous stipend ($35,000), full tuition and health insurance.
The biology department also participates in inter-departmental Ph.D. programs in Microbiology, Computational & Systems Biology, and Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience. Other programs offered:
- 10-week Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
- 6-day January Quantitative Methods Workshop for students and faculty