The required doctoral curriculum can be found at the link below (scroll down to the section titled "Curriculum Requirements").
In their first year, students typically take the sequence of courses outlined below.
Most students will identify a mentor at the conclusion of Lab Rotations in the Fall semester.
Students will complete the didactic coursework required for the program and their concentration, and will continue to enroll in Directed Research. By the end of the second year, a student has usually completed sufficient coursework and has met the other research requirements to take the Comprehensive Qualifying Examination. Successful completion of this examination leads to formal candidacy for PhD admission.
The final phase of the program emphasizes research and independent study, which leads to a written dissertation. The PhD degree is awarded upon successful completion and oral defense of the dissertation. Most students complete the entire degree within 4 to 6 years.