As a student in our program, you will become competent in the core content knowledge
of integrative biology; develop written and oral communication skills necessary to
advance scientific knowledge; develop critical-thinking skills to remain a lifelong
learner and contributor to a scientifically literate society and be prepared for careers
in and outside of academia in disciplines that focus on the biological sciences and
human interactions with the environment.
The Department of Integrative Biology takes an integrative approach to research
in organismal biology, focusing on increasing our knowledge of organisms and their
environments through studies ranging from the molecular to the ecosystem levels.
GPA of 3.0 or better in all undergraduate coursework
Three letters of recommendation
Supplemental form to identify preferred faculty advisors and preparation for a position
as a graduate teaching assistant
After admission, receive agreement from Integrative Biology Graduate faculty member
to serve as your advisor
GRE not required beginning in 2021
Application Deadline: February 1 (preferred consideration for teaching assistantships)
Cost & Assistance
Graduate students in our program are supported by teaching assistantships, research
assistantships or fellowships. The 9-month stipend for an MS GTA is $19,944. The 9-month
stipend for a PhD GTA is $23,175.