Make Your Mark on Academia and Medical Sciences with Liberty’s Anatomy and Cell Biology PhD Program
Are you in search of an advanced, doctoral cell biology and anatomy training program? Maybe you’re currently a medical researcher who wants to take the next step in your career, or maybe you want to teach college courses someday. If so, Liberty’s PhD in Cell Biology and Anatomy may be for you!
Lend your expertise to a field that is striving to solve major world problems. Earn a degree that provides advanced training in the prevention and treatment of diseases that affect people globally. From cancer to diabetes, your research and lab experience can make a difference in the lives of countless patients. Liberty’s PhD in Cell Biology and Anatomy can help equip you with the research-focused courses you’ll need to pave your way in a field that never stops growing and changing.
If you are looking to become a university professor, our doctoral cell biology and anatomy degree is a great option. Develop the teaching skills required to lead the next generation of anatomy and biology students, and open their eyes to all the ways they can make a difference in the world of medicine, academics, nursing, and physical therapy.
Whether you are looking for a degree that prepares you for biomedical research, teaching, or cellular biology, this doctoral degree is designed with your academic and career success in mind. Hone your skills under the personal care of professors with years of anatomical sciences research experience and degrees to match in our Center for Natural Sciences. Partner with us and enhance your teaching, research, and medical understanding so you can make a difference in the lives of patients, students, and medical research companies worldwide.
At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among Niche.com’s Top 5 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.
Why Choose Liberty’s PhD in Cell Biology and Anatomy Degree Program?
You deserve a university that is just as committed to your success as you are. At Liberty, we strive to provide the best equipment, faculty, and industry resources possible to offer a first-class student experience that can help set you apart from others in your field. Walk away with a doctoral degree in anatomy and cell biology that gives you confidence in your professional skill set.
Study Hands-On with State-of-the-Art Equipment
At Liberty, we have our own Center for Natural Sciences building devoted to our students who are studying the sciences. As a doctoral student, you will have access to a cadaver lab, 20 major-specific teaching labs, and 6 research labs. Not only that, but you can also learn experientially with professional-level research equipment. This includes a gene sequencer, tissue culture facility, fluorescent microscope, LICOR imager, and more!
Study Under Industry Professionals
We are no ordinary biology grad school — we are a teaching university. This means that our professors do more than research and write curricula — they are in the classroom and research labs with graduate students every week.
We are proud to have faculty who are experienced in academia, industry, and government and who hold doctoral degrees from leading institutions nationwide. Let these industry professionals come alongside you as you immerse yourself in engaging research projects and study advanced concepts from algae biofuels, to Alzheimer’s disease, to cancer and DNA analysis. At Liberty, we don’t offer a typical PhD in Biological Sciences. Unlike standard biological sciences degrees, we provide a cell biology and anatomy program that offers in-depth, rigorous courses that can help make you a respected, knowledgeable academic.
What Will You Learn in Liberty’s Anatomy and Cell Biology Doctorate Degree?
As a teaching-intensive program, Liberty’s PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology incorporates hundreds of hours of teaching experience in human anatomy. Your seminar and teaching practicum courses can help prepare you to teach anatomy students of all levels about several branches of biology and anatomy, including the human body and nervous system.
Throughout our anatomy and cell biology graduate program, you’ll take courses that can help you prepare for your final dissertation, so you can walk away with research results ready to publish. These research-focused courses include a rotation, a dissertation research class, and finally, a dissertation defense course. You will work with faculty throughout the program to help you through this important graduate-school process.
The teaching and research courses make up about 50% of the anatomy and cell biology doctorate degree. The rest of your degree will focus on major areas in the field, including biochemistry, pathology, virology, immunology, genetics, and neurology. View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information!
BCHM 551 – Biochemistry
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- A survey of the structure and reactivity of bioorganic molecules within biological systems
- Energy generation and utilization by anabolic and catabolic metabolism
- Flow of biological information from nucleic acids to protein synthesis
- Mechanisms and regulation of enzyme-catalyzed equilibria
- Membrane dynamics, transport, and signaling
- Organic functional groups within carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids
BIOM 503 – Human Genetics
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- A study of the molecular causes of human disease with an emphasis on the specific gene perturbations that influence human health
- Biological processes affected by epigenetic mechanisms
- How the Bible informs the study of epigenetics
- Molecular mechanisms of epigenetics
- Specific modes of genetic assault, including mutations, epigenetic mechanisms, nutritional factors, and viral infections
BIOM 615 – Advanced Cell Biology
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- Advanced study of the structure, function, and organization of the cell
- Major topics include structure and function of cellular organelles, the cytoskeleton, and extracellular matrix; cell signaling; membrane transport; protein targeting, vesicular transport, and cell division
BIOM 630 – Principles of Pathology
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- Basic pathology principles including inflammation, infection, repair, thrombosis, hemostasis, hyperplasia, hypertrophy, neoplasia, and apoptosis
- Correlations with appropriate laboratory results and physical findings to increase understanding of the basis for signs and symptoms of various common diseases
- Diagnostic features of diseases and critical thinking skills
- The pathophysiology of disease applied to various organ systems
Highlights of Our PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology Program
- Teaching spaces in our Center for Natural Sciences include a cadaver lab, 20 major-specific teaching labs, and 6 research labs.
- You will have the opportunity to select your own area of emphasis in your teaching so you can influence the direction your experience takes.
- Professional-level research equipment includes a gene sequencer, tissue culture facility, fluorescent microscope, LICOR imager, and more.
- Our faculty are experienced in academia, industry, and government, holding doctoral degrees from leading institutions nationwide.
- Immerse yourself in engaging research projects where you could study algae biofuels, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, DNA analysis, crayfish parasites, and more.
Anatomy and Cell Biology Doctoral Degree Information
Career Opportunities for Anatomy and Cell Biology Doctorate Degree Graduates
- Anatomy professor
- Biomedical research scientist
- Cadaver dissection instructor for college, graduate, or medical school
- Cellular biologist
- Molecular biologist
Admission Requirements for Our Doctoral Anatomy and Cell Biology Degree
Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission:
- Admission application
- Official college transcripts showing a B.S. or M.S. in a biomedical sciences-related field (such as biology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, biopsychology, etc.) from an accredited university
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Research experience is preferred
- 3 faculty/professional recommendation letters submitted via email to email@example.com (must include physical signature of recommender)
- Statement of Purpose: describes personal background, motivation for pursuing this degree, career goals, and Christian commitment and views on origins (1000 – 1500 words)
Students must submit one of the following:
- Minimum MCAT score: 60th percentile*
- Minimum GRE score: 300 (combined verbal and quantitative)*
- Conferred M.S. GPA of 3.0 or higher
*Due to COVID-19, the MCAT/GRE requirement for the PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology has been suspended for the Fall 2020 acceptance term.
*Due to COVID-19, the GRE requirement for the M.S in Psychology has been suspended for the Fall 2020 acceptance term.