Scholarly research, strong professor-student mentoring, high-quality instruction and professional community service are the foundation of the department.The department’s facilities for research and graduate training occur in the Life Sciences Complex; Science Research Building; and the Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building. The Life Sciences Complex, which has Gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for sustainability, includes an aquatics laboratory and four climate-controlled rooftop research greenhouses.
The cornerstone of our graduate programs is the creation of new knowledge through research. Research is supported through numerous federal, state, private and nonprofit sources. We offer opportunities to conduct research in:
- Aquatic biology
- Aquatic toxicology
- Cell and molecular biology
- Environmental science
- Forensic biology
- Plant sciences
Our faculty members include internationally renowned researchers who have earned recognition from the National Science Foundation, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Society for Microbiology, among others.
The rigorous curriculum has helped students receive prestigious appointments and awards from organizations including the Entomological Society of America.
- 12 months
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- Current résumé with work and academic experience
- Transcript of bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
- A 600- to 700-word essay
- Two reference forms or letters of recommendation
International1800 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 900 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
National17172 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8586 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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