Anatomy (Ph.D.) | Graduate
The healthcare field is expected to grow 16 percent between 2020 and 2030, much faster than other industries, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Trained in the latest anatomical technologies, our Anatomy Ph.D. graduates are well-positioned to contribute to advancements in healthcare and biomedical sciences.
Graduates with a Ph.D. in Anatomy are well positioned to contribute to advancements in the health sciences field, pursuing faculty positions at research universities and careers in industry or across a wide range of medical and allied health fields, from physical therapy and nursing to neurophysiology. The Ph.D. in Anatomy at Howard's Graduate School is designed for students interested in gaining advanced training in anatomical and biomedical sciences, including examinations of cell biology, medical human gross anatomy, systematics, bioinformatics, histology (study of tissues), and neuroanatomy. You will gain practical training in the latest anatomical technologies including in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry, confocal imaging, pharmacological animal models, and cadaver observation. You may choose from six distinct fields of specialization: Molecular, cellular and developmental biology, neuroscience, evolutionary and organismal biology, epigenetics and aging, evolutionary developmental biology, and paleobiology. As a student in the Anatomy graduate program, you will enjoy a highly collegial atmosphere and numerous opportunities to collaborate with faculty on grant-funded lab research. Our graduate seminar series also provides exposure to the latest research in the field and offers a venue for you to present your early-stage research. As a student in Washington, D.C., you will have access to a wide network of research-active agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Students may pursue a dual M.D./Ph.D. degree.
❱ 72 credit hours
❱ On-campus format
❱ Degree: Ph.D.
❱ Dual degree: M.D./Ph.D.
❱ Fall entry: May 15, 2023
Hard deadline with rolling admissions decisions
Transfer credits accepted (reviewed by committee)
- Degree Classification: Graduate
- Related Degrees: M.D. / Ph.D., Ph.D.
Application for Admission
- Online GradCAS application
- Statement of purpose/ Statement of academic interest (500-1,000 words)
- GRE scores not required
- Official transcripts sent to GradCAS
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
GRE Preferred Minimums
- GRE Verbal Reasoning: N/A
- GRE Quantitative Reasoning: N/A
- GRE Analytical Writing: N/A
GPA Required Minimums
- Overall GPA minimum: 3.0
- Undergrad GPA minimum: 3.0
Prerequisite Courses (Recommended)
The following course prerequisites are recommended, not required. No expiration date for recommended prerequisites.
- Biology (college-level lectures and labs, 8 semester credit hrs)
- General Chemistry (college-level lectures and labs, 8 semester credit hrs)
- Organic Chemistry (college-level lectures and labs, 8 semester credit hrs)
- Physics (college-level lectures and labs, 8 semester credit hrs)
- Other recommended college-level courses include Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Humanities, Behavioral Sciences, Anatomy, and Math/Statistics courses.
Evaluator type accepted:
- Professor (Required)
Evaluator type not accepted:
- Family Member