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Graduate Studies

The Department of Biological Sciences offers research opportunities for advanced study at the master's and doctoral levels. The priority deadline for Fall 2019 admission to our program is December 15, 2018.

Master of Science Degree

The Master of Science (MS) degree, with options in biology or neuroscience, is a research degree requiring a thesis with a minimum of 30 semester credits.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree has options in biology, microbiology/molecular biology/biochemistry, or neuroscience. The PhD is a research degree requiring a thesis with a minimum of 78 semester credits. The credit totals for both degrees include credit for dissertation research.

Research in the Department

Research in the department is clustered in several focus areas, utilizing a variety of microorganism, plant, or animal models: Biomedicine, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Evolution and Ecology, and Neuroscience.

For more complete information on research concentrations, please see the faculty profile pages and the faculty research lab web pages.


We offer graduate and undergraduate research opportunities in biomedicine, cellular and molecular biology, ecology and evolution, and neuroscience.

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Department of Biological Sciences

Physical Address:
Life Sciences South 252

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3051
Moscow, ID 83844-3051

Phone: 208-885-6280

Fax: 208-885-7905


Web: Department of Biological Sciences