24 months
25548 USD/year
25548 USD/year
12220 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Integrative Biology Graduate Program at the University of Wisconsin Madison provides training in the following broad subject areas: cellular and molecular biology, developmental biology, neuroscience, physiology, ecology, evolution, and animal behavior.


There is great flexibility in our Integrative Biology graduate program at the University of Wisconsin Madison to serve the diverse scholarly interests and cultures in the Department of Integrative Biology. Each student’s course of study is tailored to his or her individual interests, career goals, and needs, and we admit students with diverse academic backgrounds. The path taken by a student results from a deliberative process that involves discussions between the student and the student’s advisor and advisory committee.

Facilities and staff are available for advanced study in a wide variety of biological fields including aquatic and terrestrial ecology, conservation biology, cell/molecular biology, developmental and neurobiology, endocrinology, ethology, genetics, evolution and systematics, comparative physiology, and physiological ecology.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Knowledge: Master fundamental skills in at least one of the broad subject areas represented in the Department of Integrative Biology.
  • Research: Students will complete an original research project in one of the broad subject areas represented in the Department of Integrative Biology.
  • Communication: Effectively communicate in writing and orally.
  • Ethical Conduct: Students will have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Career Preparation: Students will be provided with diverse training that will prepare them for a range of flexible and sustainable careers (e.g., academia, industry, government, science policy and administration, science commerce, science writing, law, and science education and outreach at all levels).

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Animal Biology
  • Directed Studies in Zoology
  • Invertebrate Biology and Evolution
  • Entomology
  • Aquatic Invertebrate Biology
  • Foundations of Evolution

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Given the broad nature of the program, there are no strict prerequisites for admission. Interested applicants should identify and contact potential faculty advisors. Admission to the graduate program is contingent upon being accepted by an individual faculty advisor
  • In addition to the Graduate School application, all applicants must electronically submit at least three letters of recommendation, a personal statement including areas of research interest and the names of prospective faculty advisors, a CV/resume, and unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended (official transcripts will be requested upon admission to the program)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25548 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    25548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12220 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Madison

1015 - 1752 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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