Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
The Biophysics Program at Harvard nurtures independent, creative scientists with diverse backgrounds and prepares them for independent research careers in which the concepts and methods of physical science are applied to biological problems. Students are directly introduced to faculty members and their research, enabling them to make a considered choice of research advisor, and learn about the diverse areas of biophysics through laboratory experiences and coursework. In the first two years, students receive the background that informs the second part of the program: training to be an independent scientist through intensive research that culminates in publication and a Ph.D.