The underlying mechanisms that control life on earth are only now being revealed. Clearly, great discoveries await and the next generation of life scientists need training in a diverse set of disciplines to tackle these pending discoveries. Students require interdisciplinary training in both fundamental and applied approaches to problem-solving so that they may understand how life functions, behaves, interacts and evolves.
The guiding principle of the Biology Graduate Program is that by integrating training across multiple disciplines, we can gain deeper insights into challenging problems such as how life functions and adapts to changing physical and social environments. Our goal is to prepare our graduate students to be world-class scientists and leaders, unafraid of tackling the most significant scientific challenges of our era.
Participating faculty in the Biology Graduate Program span five departments and three colleges.
ADVANCED DEGREES OFFERED:
Master of Biology
This non-thesis option consists primarily of coursework and helps prepare students for positions in science education or professional programs.
Master of Science
Students in the M.S. program participate in courses, seminars and research planned in conjunction with the student’s advisor and advisory committee.
Students in the Ph.D. program participate in courses, seminars and research planned in conjunction with the student’s advisor and advisory committee.
We offer a diverse program of concentrations, and core and elective courses.
All interested applicants should identify a potential faculty adviser prior to submitting an application. Prospective students are encouraged to explore faculty websites and contact faculty members with whom they share similar research interests.
Visit the Graduate School website for more information on priority deadlines for US and International students.
- Fall: Jan 15
- Spring: Oct 15
Dr. Rebecca Irwin
Graduate Services Coordinator