Department of Biological Sciences
There has never been a more exiting time to become a biologist. Rapid advances in molecular biology and the mounting urgency to better understand the global ecosystem are converging to provide challenges for biologists in all disciplines. The graduate program in biological sciences at Michigan Tech frequently draws upon additional expertise in the areas of forestry, chemistry, mathematical sciences, mechanical engineering, and civil and environmental engineering—making for a stimulating, interdisciplinary, and intellectual atmosphere for career development.
The Department of Biological Sciences offers masters and doctoral graduate degrees in Biological Sciences. Students opting for the MS degree can expect to spend two years meeting their requirements. Throughout the program, students will hone their research skills, write a thesis, and complete additional course work. Students choosing to pursue a PhD in Biological Sciences typically take between three and six years to complete their degree requirements. PhD students will develop an original research question, execute research, write a thesis, and take both written and oral examinations to demonstrate competency in the discipline.
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