Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology (GDBBS)

MD/PhD students are excluded from the Admissions entries, included in the enrollment entries (when they are enrolled in the LGS, as opposed to in the SOM), included in the number of degrees awarded (PhD only), and excluded from the time to degree and completion percentage entries.

Percentages are rounded to whole numbers and do not always add to 100.

PhD Program Data

Fall 2018

Fall 2017

5 Year Average

PhD Admissions

Number of applications 130 132 132
Number of admissions offers (Selectivity) 26 (20%) 24 (18%) 21 (16%)
Number of new doctoral students (Yield) 11 (42%) 9 (38%) 8 (37%)

PhD Enrollment

Total enrollment 40 40 41
Female 73% 68% 67%
Male 28% 33% 33%
International 3%
U.S. citizen or permanent resident 100% 100% 97%

PhD Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or
Permanent Resident, by Race

Black or African American 3% 8% 6%
Asian 8% 5% 6%
Hispanic of any race 8% 5% 8%
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White 70% 70% 69%
Two or more races 3%
Not indicated 10% 13% 11%

PhD Degrees

2017-18

2016-17

5 Year Average

Number of degrees awarded 10 10 10
Median years to PhD 5.7 5.7 5.9
Average adjusted years to PhD 5.6 5.6 6.0
Percent of students who entered between
2005-06 and 2009-10, and completed
the PhD as of August 31, 2018
74%

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Placement Data

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[Note: TT = tenure track]

Placement Data