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The Department of Biology's graduate program provides students with numerous options combining relevant areas of expertise. Students concentrate study in at least one academic area within the fields of cell/molecular biology, evolution/ecology, or microbiology. The program offers a wide range of choices with respect to classroom instruction, thesis research opportunities, and faculty guidance. This program is intended for students who hold undergraduate degrees that include a strong foundation in the basic sciences. One of the main goals of the program is to better prepare students attaining an M.S. or Ph.D. for a professional career in science. A "professional career in science" can be a great many things, a professor, a career in industry, a position in a nongovernmental organization, government work, or entrepreneurship to name a few. Students may obtain a graduate degree in Biology by completing one of the following: 1) Thesis Masters research program in Biology (M.S.) 2) Non-thesis Masters program in Biology (M.S.) 3) Non-thesis Masters in Biotechnology (M.S.), or 4) Doctorate research program (Ph.D.). Incoming students should familiarize themselves thoroughly with all applicable regulations and begin planning their programs accordingly. Graduate students are admitted twice a year to the program (fall and spring) with applications due in April (for fall) and September (spring) to be eligible.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Michele Nishiguchi 
Regents Professor and Academic Department Head

Degrees Available