The Department of Biology offers programs of study leading to the Ph.D. and M.S. in Biology. The Ph.D. and M.S. programs seek to provide both a broad background knowledge base and an in-depth study of a specialized area of biology. The programs emphasize close interaction between graduate students and faculty members in developing the intellectual and experimental skills required for creative, independent research. The Professional Science Masters Programs prepare students to enter the research management and technology transfer fields.
The Department consists of 27 full-time faculty, 20 professional research associates and postdoctoral fellows, and 100 graduate students. The research specialties of the faculty include Cellular and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Marine Biotechnology and Ecology, Microbiology and Immunology and Neurobiology and Behavior. Biology faculty attract significant external funding to support research in all of these areas. Graduate students interact closely with faculty in developing the intellectual and experimental skills required for their research. Students are encouraged to carry out laboratory rotations in their first year before selecting their thesis advisor.
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Yes, all students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance when they apply for admission. Please speak to an Enrollment Advisor for more information.