The biological sciences graduate program aspires to train experimental scientists capable of teaching and directing independent research by providing a broad theoretical background and an appreciation for the rigor of the scientific method. Students are prepared for employment in faculty positions and research posts in academia and industry.
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No official deadline exists for the master’s or the doctoral programs; however, completed applications will be reviewed starting on January 1st for the fall (August) term of that year. Applications for admission received after this date will be considered as space permits.
The Department of Biological Sciences is committed to the full 12 month support of each graduate student in good academic standing, including an 18-credit tuition scholarship and stipend. Ph.D. students are supported by teaching assistantships or by federal grant-supported research assistantships. Additional fellowships provided by the University or by private foundations are awarded on a competitive basis to Ph.D. candidates that qualify. A select number of domestic Ph.D. students will be supported by federal GAANN Fellowships. Private scholarships may also be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.