Welcome to Graduate Studies in CBS!


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. We also offer three interdepartmental programs —Biophysics, Bioinformatics, and Biotechnology— and three collaborative programs —Neuroscience, Toxicology, and One Health. You can follow the links below for more information on each program.

 11 graduate programs, 100 graduate students, 100 faculty, 15 million dollars in research funding annually, 4 associated institutes, 12 research facilities on and off campus.

MSc and PhD Programs

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Human Health and
Nutritional Sciences

(thesis and course-based)

Integrative Biology


Wildlife Biology


Molecular and Cellular Biology


Areas of study:

  • Biomechanics
  • Nutrition, Exercise and Metabolism
  • Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences

Areas of study:

  • Ecology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Comparative Physiology

Areas of study:

  • Biomonitoring
  • Wildlife rehabilitation
  • Wildlife conservation

Areas of study:

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Plant Biology
MSc in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences MSc in Integrative Biology Learn more (MWB) MSc in Molecular and Cellular Biology
PhD in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences PhD in Integrative Biology   PhD in Molecular and Cellular 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 and colleges.

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(MSc and PhD)


(MSc, PhD and masters by coursework)


(Masters by coursework)

Learn more (BIOP)

Master of Bioinformatics

MSc in Bioinformatics

PhD in Bioinformatics

Learn more (BTECH)


NOTE: Our course-based masters or course-based MSc require that students complete a research project in addition to their courses.


Collaborative Programs


CBS also participates in three 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.


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(MSc and PhD)


(MSc and PhD)

One Health

(MSc and PhD)

Learn more (NEURO) Learn more (TOX) Learn more (ONEHEALTH)

Please visit our Application Process page to learn more about admission requirements, the steps involved in the application, and what to do before you apply. Please be aware that you must identify and secure a faculty advisor prior to applying. 

To learn about minimum stipends for full-time students, as well as various scholarship opportunities, please visit our How to Fund Your Studies page.