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Biology Master of Science


For up to date information about the Biology Graduate Programs please see the Current Graduate Handbook​.

Graduate Program Advisors:

Dr. Mike Wunder                      Christine Hoff
Office: SI 4124                        NC 3002 C or SI 2071 G
303-556-8870                         303-352-3660 or 303-352-3585
Email                                      Email

The Department of Integrative Biology Master of Science program offers students the opportunity to receive advanced training and research experience in an area of specialization of one of our nationally and internationally recognized faculty members.

The Biology Master of Science program  is designed to prepare graduates for careers in research and teaching; for employment in business, industry and government; for existing career advancement; and for continuing post-baccalaureate work in PhD and professional programs.

Students in the Biology Master of Science program work closely with research faculty in formulating and conducting an investigative research project, presenting at regional and national scientific conferences, networking, publication and grant writing, and developing professional and scientific skill sets.

Students specialize in fields ranging from cell and molecular biology to organismal to ecosystem level biology. For areas of specialization available to students, see the Master of Science Program Faculty profiles. Alumni of the Biology Master of Science program have gone on to careers in medicine, research, teaching, and policy and regulation, among others.

As part of the Biology Master of Science program, Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available on a limited basis. ​