Biology students in the lab at the Department of Biological Sceince at the University of Idaho.

M.S. Biology

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College of Business and Economics
University of Idaho
ALB 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3161
Phone: (208) 885-6453
Fax: (208) 885-6296
Amber Gray

Building a Future in Science

This program prepares you for a research-oriented career in industry or academia, where you may understand and cure diseases, develop new pharmaceutical drugs, treat toxic waste and more. Faculty research strengths include reproductive biology, evolution and ecology, medical biosciences, neurobiology and cellular and molecular biology.

Fast Facts

  • Work in top-rated research facilities, institutes and centers
  • Be involved in groundbreaking research activities on campus and off-site
  • Complete a teaching practicum
  • Genome specialist
  • Applied research, product development, management or inspection
  • Private consulting or management
  • High school or college-level teacher

$39,000 - $350,000

Starting salary
Degree Prep To prepare for collegiate biology courses, we recommend the following:
  • have a genuine interest in biological systems, research and teaching
  • good undergraduate grade, preferably in a life or physical science
  • an interest in lab work and data collection
  • a desire to solve problems and think critically about some of society’s most pressing problems
  • solid performance on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Degree Roadmap

View the Graduate Student Handbook under Graduate Studies on the Department of Biological Science website

Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

Get Involved
Get Involved
  • Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA)
  • Life Sciences Club
  • UI Environmental Club