Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programs at St. George’s University require a minimum of 60 credits. All PhD programs require the production and defense of a doctoral thesis. Transfer credits are accepted from approved institutions and the candidate’s Supervisory Committee determines the number of credits that may be incorporated, following specified guidelines. Research and coursework are directed by the candidate’s Supervisory Committee. All completed theses, upon the recommendation of the chair of the Supervisory Committee, are submitted to the dean of the School of Graduate Studies and forwarded to an external examiner. A final oral presentation and defense of the thesis must be successfully completed prior to being awarded the degree.

Anatomy/Anatomical Sciences

The PhD in anatomy/anatomical sciences provides students with training in clinical anatomy topics such as ultrasound, endoscopy, immunohistochemistry and their application in clinical practice.

Anatomy/Anatomical Education

The PhD in anatomy/anatomical education provides students with training in clinical anatomy topics, such as ultrasound, endoscopy, and immunohistochemistry, with special emphasis on their applications in medical education.


The PhD in microbiology offers specific areas of concentration in clinical microbiology, marine microbiology, parasitology, mycology, and virology. Graduate courses will complement the specific areas of concentration and are set by the candidate’s supervisory committee.

Physiology and Neuroscience

The PhD in physiology and neuroscience trains students to become critical-thinking and self-supporting project managers with specialized content knowledge in the physiology and neuroscience sphere.