What is required?

  1. Course Requirements. Students must complete the Nanobiotechnology graduate training program course requirements.
  2. PhD Thesis Research. A student’s PhD thesis research combines nanosciences and biology/medicine. Students must submit a thesis proposal to the INBT Educational Administrator at the┬ástart their thesis research. The thesis proposal must be approved. Since student are encouraged to have two faculty research advisors with complimentary expertise in physical sciences/engineering and biology/medicine, it is likely that the student will have desk space in both research groups.
  3. Other Program Requirements. Students are expected to present their research at the annual INBT research symposium.
  4. Home Department Requirements. Students must complete the PhD requirements in their home departments.

How is performance measured?

The nanobioechnology graduate training program recruits PhD students from three divisions of Johns Hopkins University: the Whiting School of Engineering, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Medicine. Student progress and performance will be evaluated by these criteria:

  • Satisfactory progress reports from both of the student’s faculty advisors. One advisor should be from the physical sciences/engineering and the other from biological sciences/medicine
  • Completion of 13 courses with a grade no lower than a B-
  • Participation in the annual symposium each year during the course of their studies

Academic Probation and Dismissal Policy

Only courses graded at a B- or above can be counted towards the certificate program. Receiving two grades of C at any point in the certificate program is grounds for automatic academic probation. Generally, the third grade of C will result in academic dismissal.

The graduate student course retake policy is located here.