Completion of the PhD portion of the program is anticipated to require an additional three years of full-time study, with the possibility for extension depending on the particular research project.
For more information, please consult the PhD student handbook.
At the beginning of the PhD program, each student will select a committee that serves as mentoring team and includes the primary research advisor, an external advisor who is typically from industry or non-profit research organization, and at least one other committee member who can be from KGI or from an external entity. The research advisor(s) will supervise the student’s dissertation work.
View a PDF of the PhD Dissertation formats.
Each semester during their PhD study, students enroll in the 1.5 unit course PDEV 7200 Current Topics in Applied Life Sciences & Ethics/ Responsible Conduct of Research. Their research work and the tracking of all PhD research progress and milestones are tracked through the course RES 7000 which is a 13.5 unit course each semester and 12 units over the summer session. Upon approval of their faculty advisor and the PhD Program Director, students may register (through the Registrar’s office) for additional courses that further their PhD research.
After completing the PhD, students should be able to:
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