The Department of Integrative Biology Master's in Science (MS) program in Biology 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 Department of Integrative Biology is located in the new, state-of-the-art Science Building on the Downtown Campus. Funded by a variety of state and federal agencies—including the State of Colorado, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Department of Agriculture—faculty in Integrative Biology can offer students a variety of cutting-edge research opportunities ranging from cell and molecular biology to ecology and evolution. For specific areas of specialization available to students, see the Graduate Faculty profiles.
The MS program in Biology is designed to prepare students 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. In preparation for these careers, students in the Biology MS program work closely with research faculty in formulating and conducting an investigative research project, presenting research at regional and national scientific conferences, networking, publication and grant writing, and developing professional and scientific skill sets.
Students in the Biology MS program are often financially supported with research assistantships, available through individual faculty, or teaching assistantships available through the department.
For more information about graduate research and the Biology MS program, refer to the Biology MS program website.