Graduate Studies in Biological Sciences

Our graduate program in biological sciences offers unique opportunities for rigorous training in an intellectually driven and multidisciplinary research program. Students can select from our diverse research portfolio spanning Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Structural Biology, Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, Microbiology, Ecology, Environmental Biology, Evolutionary Biology and Physiology. Our graduates find success in careers across Academia, Industry, and Government.

Small Student-Faculty Ratio

Low student faculty ratio

Our graduate program offers a student-faculty ratio less than 2:1, which means individualized attention and interaction among faculty and students while maintaining the resources and expertise to train individuals in the theoretical and experimental aspects of modern biology. 

Teaching Opportunities

Teaching opportunities

Serving as teaching assistants provides students invaluable training in instructional methodologies.  In the lab students gain leadership experience as training mentors for our talented undergraduate student researchers.

Collaborative Research

Collaborative Research and Learning

Our students are exposed to cutting-edge research methodologies through faculty collaborations across campus and locally with the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee School of Engineering, UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee along with many other national and international laboratory connections.

Full Financial Support

Full financial support

Each year, we offer generous benefits in the form of research assistantships or teaching assistantships with tuition credits and a competitive stipend for Ph.D. students. Students also receive funds for travel to conferences and meetings.


*Please note that while we offer a Master's degree in Biological Sciences, we are not actively recruiting for Master's degree candidates at this time