The PhD in Biochemistry is a research-intensive degree that is supplemented with classroom study. Timelines and requirements for the PhD Degree in Biochemistry at Duke can be found in the Biochemistry Graduate Student Handbook.
Faculty Expectation for the Completion of a Successful Ph.D. Degree:
To earn the Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry at Duke University, the Faculty of the Department of Biochemistry expects each graduate student to produce an independent body of original, high-quality scientific work. Though circumstances vary, this work will result in authorship on typically two peer-reviewed publications, including at least one on which the student is first author, prior to or soon after graduation.