Our department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees spanning molecular to community-level biology.
All graduate students participate in our departmental seminar program, and doctoral students spend at least one year as teaching assistants. Our students are expected to have broad competency in biology, and most are supported by graduate teaching or research assistantships. The master’s program leads to a thesis or research report (non-thesis option) on a specific problem; the Ph.D. program emphasizes independent thesis research on a major topic at the forefront of the chosen field.