Graduate Program

Graduate students at the annual welcoming picnic, 2014

The Biology graduate program offers a close-knit academic environment that leads to an M.S. in Biology. Our graduates have specialized training in their chosen sub-disciplines and the communication and teaching skills needed to function effectively within a broad-based scientific community.

Our students perform high quality, publishable research in the following areas:

Full-time students are supported by teaching assistantships and full tuition waivers. Most students complete their master's degree in two years and go on to pursue either a Ph.D. or M.D. degree. Our program also provides the training required to enter technical positions in industry and government. Recent grads are pursuing Ph.D.s at Duke, UC Davis, Johns Hopkins, and University of Toronto; others are following career paths in biotech, pharmaceuticals, resource management, and environmental consulting.

For more information, please contact our Graduate Director, Matthias Leu.