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MICaB Ph.D. Program

How long does it take to earn a MICaB Ph.D. degree?

  • The average time to degree completion is 5.3 years for Ph.D. students and 4.0 years for M.D./Ph.D. students. It is faster for M.D./Ph.D. students because they apply some of their medical school courses towards the Ph.D. credit requirements, and they perform their laboratory rotations while in medical school.

    • A few students took longer than 6.5 yrs to earn a Ph.D. degree. Many of these students had to interrupt their studies for personal reasons, accounting for the delay.







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Microbiology, Immunology & Cancer Biology Ph.D. Graduate Program

University of Minnesota
689 23rd Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455