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Biological Sciences Doctoral Program
- Cell Biology
- Developmental Biology
- Ecology, Genetics
- Molecular Biology
The Biological Sciences graduate program aspires to train experimental scientists capable of teaching and directing independent research by providing a broad theoretical background and an appreciation for the rigor of the scientific method. This program provides excellent training in modern biology suitable for jobs in academia, industry, and government.
The goal of this programs is provide students with research experiences using all areas of modern biological techniques to study molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, systems and organism functioning. The biological sciences area has several concentrations including: cell and developmental biology, biochemistry and genetics, microbiology, ecology and physiology.
Visit the Biological Sciences department web page for more detailed program information.
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Although no official deadline exists for the master's or the doctoral programs, completed applications should be received by December 15 for full consideration. Applications for admission received after this date will be considered as space permits.
Read all application instructions prior to beginning an application.
- A completed application form and fee online.
- Copies of all college/university transcripts except Marquette.1
- A statement of professional goals and aspirations.
- Three letters of recommendation that give evidence of the applicant's scholarly promise.
- GRE scores (General test is required; Subject test is recommended.)
- For international applicants only: TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
The Department of Biological Sciences is committed to the full 12-month support of each graduate student in good academic standing, including an 18-credit tuition scholarship and stipend. Doctoral students are supported by teaching assistantships or by federal grant-supported research assistantships. Additional fellowships provided by the university or by private foundations are awarded on a competitive basis to doctoral candidates that qualify. A select number of domestic doctoral students will be supported by GAANN Fellowships.