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The following graduate-level degrees are currently offered by the Department of Biology:

The Biology department is committed to graduate training of the highest quality.  Its programs are sufficiently flexible to permit training in diverse research areas and to allow for the pursuit of interdisciplinary research programs.

Our graduate programs—leading to either the M.S. or Ph.D. degree—are offered in a wide variety of sub-disciplines within the following primary research areas:  cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, developmental biology, ecology and plant biology, evolution, animal behavior, genetics, genomics, epigenetics, and neuroscience.  (Read more about our department's primary research areas.)

The Biology department graduate program currently averages about 50 students.  About 75 percent of the students enroll directly following their undergraduate work; others come with a master's degree earned elsewhere.  Virtually all departmental graduate students are supported by full tuition scholarships, as well as teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or fellowships.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:   applications received on or before DECEMBER 1st receive priority consideration

How to apply:  Application Information

Ph.D. in Biology with a concentration in Neuroscience

Students are admitted to the Biology graduate program, and they then complete interdisciplinary neuroscience coursework.  Your Ph.D. will be awarded from the Biology department with the "Neuroscience Concentration" listed as an area of specialization on your degree.

Learn more about the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience graduate program.