Department of Biology
- Ecology & Evolution
- Molecular Genetics, Cell & Developmental Biology
- Neurobiology & Behavior
- Plant Biology
The Biology Department offers Ph.D. and Master’s level graduate training in a variety of specializations, including Molecular Genetics, Cell & Developmental Biology, Ecology & Evolution, Neurobiology & Behavior, and Plant Biology. In many cases, research programs are interdisciplinary and training opportunities also include participation in several University institutes, multidisciplinary research groups and federally supported training programs.
The Biology Department offers graduate training leading to Master of Arts and Master of Science in Biology degrees. The scientific training provided by the Master's degree introduces students to areas of basic research in which they might subsequently pursue Ph.D. training; or, as a terminal degree, the M.S./M.A. provides an essential academic credential to enter research careers in industry or non-research careers in secondary education, law, science policy, or conservation. A carefully planned and conscientiously executed Master's degree program can be completed successfully in approximately 2.5 years. All requirements for the Master’s degree in Biology must be completed by the end of the fifth year of study.
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