Graduate degree

The Biological Sciences Department offers a Master of Science in Applied and Environmental Biology. The program emphasizes research designed to understand responses and adaptations in biological systems at cellular and molecular levels as well as at the community and ecological level.

Research interest areas include:

  • Biomaterials
  • Cell biology
  • Energetics
  • Freshwater ecology
  • Microbiology
  • Plant evolution
  • Sleep
  • Stem cell biology
  • Toxicology

Graduate students can expect to do a significant amount of research with individual faculty members. While courses of study are individualized, they include seminars, laboratory rotations and specialized courses in multiple disciplines. For more information see the departmental Graduate Student Handbook.

Applicants who wish to be considered for financial support as a graduate teaching assistant (GTA) must submit the application package by the last weekend in October for the GTA position in the following spring, or by the last weekend in March for the GTA position in the following fall.