MS and PhD in Biology 

It is a research-based program with all candidates required to write a thesis based on original research. The fields of inquiry include molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, virology, cell biology, neurobiology and ecology.

After completing a program, students should be able to:

  • understand the principal levels of organization of living organisms
  • understand the biochemical and biophysical principles that underlie living organisms
  • understand principles that govern interaction between and within cells, tissues and organisms
  • critically evaluate experimental data
  • develop expertise with experimental procedures
  • communicate at a professional level using oral, written, or electronic media, and understand attribution and acknowledgement of sources
  • design, carry out, and assess experiments independently
  • teach various areas of biology


Related Web Sites

Department of Biology

Biology Program Information (MS)

Biology Program Information (PhD)



Richard Waring
Graduate Chair

Sandhya Verma
Graduate Administrator