Graduate Studies


Deadline for Department of Biological Sciences Fall admission, is January 1.
*Applicants are strongly encouraged to make contact with potential faculty advisers before submitting an application and to indicate that they have done so on their Statement of Purpose.  The graduate committee meets in January, April and October to make decisions and applicants will be notified by the following month of decisions.

Graduate Programs in Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences has two graduate programs leading to an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in the Biological Sciences. Students interested in obtaining a Master of Science degree may select from two options: thesis and non-thesis, or three specializations (Human Anatomical Sciences or Bioinformatics, or Biology Teaching). Students interested in obtaining a Ph.D. degree may apply to our doctoral program.

Areas of Study

  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Conservation
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology Education
  • Anatomy

Contact Us

General Info:

Phone: (815) 753–7099


Graduate Studies

Phone: (815) 753-0437


Undergraduate Studies

Phone: (815) 753-0433


Main Office

349 Montgomery Hall