Prospective Graduate Students

Interested in joining Biology?

We appreciate your interest in the graduate programs of the department of Biology at Utah State University. The Department offers Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Science (MS) degrees in either Biology or Ecology.

Individual graduate programs emphasize a variety of topics including:

  • Biogeochemistry
  • Cell Signaling
  • Conservation Biology
  • Ecology & Animal Behavior
  • Evolution & Systematics
  • Genomics
  • Insect Biology & Pest Management
  • Neurobiology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Plant Physiology
  • Molecular & Synthetic Biology
  • Physiology
  • Plant & Insect Pathology
  • Public Health

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Important Deadlines
For priority consideration for financial support and an invitation to the Graduate Student Recruitment Weekend in February (expenses paid), please submit an application by December 15. Later applications will be accepted, but will receive lower priority.

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Research Opportunities
"I encourage you to contact faculty members directly concerning research opportunities in their laboratories. Contact the Graduate Programs Coordinator for information concerning graduate studies in the Department of Biology."

- Diane G. Alston, Department Head