Biology (MS)

GA in a biology lab

RECEIVE INDIVIDUALIZED MENTORING FROM FACULTY

As a Master’s student in the Department of Biology at UNI, you will be surrounded by students and faculty curious about life and passionate about advancing scientific knowledge through research. Like all of our graduate students, you will receive individualized mentoring from a faculty member who will help you pursue your research interests. Over 20 Biology faculty supervise thesis research projects in the fields of Anatomy and Physiology, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology (see Scholarworks for recent Biology M.S. thesis topics). Facilities and resources in support of cell, molecular, and biomedical research include a tissue culture facility, CT scanner, flow cytometer, and specialized (fluorescence, confocal and scanning electron) microscopes. Students with research interests in ecology and conservation benefit from strong partnerships with the Tallgrass Prairie Center and UNI Botanical Center and access to the UNI Biological Preserves System. Graduates of our program are well-prepared for PhD programs in the life sciences and/or successful careers in healthcare, scientific research, education, and natural resource management.

CONTACT

 

Program Address

Biology

144 McCollum Science Hall

Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0421

 

Dr. Mark Myers

Graduate Coordinator

Phone: (319) 273-2493

E-mail: mark.myers@uni.edu

Dr. Theresa Spradling

Interim Department Head

Phone: (319) 273-6214

E-mail: theresa.spradling@uni.edu

 

Shelly Frein

Secretary

Phone: (319) 273-2456

E-mailshelly.frein@uni.edu

Apply

Program Instruction Type

Overview

  • GRE: No

    Other:

    a. Three Letters of Recommendation

    b. Applicant Statement

    Note: International students whose first language is not English must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. View the International Admissions Graduate Page for more information.