For returning users to the Biology
MS website, please note that the program prerequisite course requirements have
changed for the 2014 application cycle. Please refer to
for more information.
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 MS program in biology 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 MS 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 MS Program Faculty profiles. Alumni of the biology MS program have gone on to careers in medicine, research, teaching, and policy and regulation, among others.
As part of the biology MS program, Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available on a limited basis.