Graduate Programs

The College of Biological Science offers masters and doctoral degrees in the departments of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, Integrative Biology and Molecular and Cellular Biology, as well as in three interdepartmental programs (Biophysics, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology) and two collaborative programs (Neuroscience and Toxicology).
 
Prospective students can explore the options below to learn more about admission requirements, the application process and what to do before you apply. Unless you are applying for a course-based master’s program, please be aware that you need to identify a faculty advisor prior to applying.
 
 
 
Graduate students in CBS who undertake a research-based thesis are guaranteed a minimum salary or stipend. Currently, the minimum stipend (effective Fall 2018)  is  $21,259 per year for an MSc student, and $25,259 per year for a PhD student (see “Current Funding Level” memos for exact amounts).  This stipend will include one Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) appointment per year, with the balance of funds provided through a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA), which comes from your supervisor’s research funds.
 
 


MSc and PhD Programs
 

Human Health and Nutritional Sciences (thesis-based programs and course-based MSc)
Areas of study:
Biomechanics
Nutrition, Exercise and Metabolism
Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences
 
Integrative Biology (thesis-based programs)
Areas of study:
Ecology
Evolutionary Biology
Comparative Physiology
 
Molecular and Cellular Biology (thesis-based programs)
Areas of study:
Biochemistry
Cell Biology
Microbiology
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Plant Biology

 


Interdepartmental Programs

Students registered in these interdepartmental programs benefit from faculty expertise spanning multiple disciplines. Students enrolled in thesis-based programs are often co-supervised by faculty from different departments.
 
Biophysics (MSc and PhD)
Bioinformatics (MSc, PhD and MSc by coursework)
Biotechnology (MSc by coursework)

 


Collaborative Programs

CBS also participates in two collaborative programs which are designed to provide a multidisciplinary experience. Students complete the requirements of their home program (e.g., Human Health and Nutritional Science, Integrative Biology or Molecular and Cellular Biology) as well as additional requirements specific to the collaborative program.
 
Neuroscience (MSc and PhD)
Toxicology (MSc and PhD)