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Zoology and Physiology

College of Arts and Sciences


Why choose the Department of Zoology and Physiology to pursue a graduate degree?

  • We rock at research. At our department you will interact with scientists with international reputations. The rate and quality of departmental publications are among the very highest in the nation.  Our faculty regular publish in the top international publications.  We offer both Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Zoology and Physiology. Our faculty also participate in Ph.D. programs offered through the Program in Ecology (PiE), and the Neuroscience Program. Our graduate students are supported by a variety of teaching or research assistantships. Our research is supported by state-of-the-art microscopy, macromolecular, and nucleic acid sequencing facilities. Our university is the only one in a large state that has the world's first National Park (Yellowstone) and a huge diversity of natural resources.  We are one of the very few universities in the nation with a field station inside the boundaries of a National Park.  Student collects samples in Polecat Creek
  • We care about your learning experience.  Our faculty often receive teaching awards from the university. At our department you will find a group of scientists committed to providing you the best possible education in the biological sciences.  We are a small department, with a strong commitment to individual attention to graduate student mentoring.  We are also a very diverse department - ranging from a Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit to evolutionary biologists, ecologists, cell biologists and neurophysiologists.  That span from molecular to ecosystem levels of organization provides an opportunity for unparalleled breadth of expertise. 

You might want to read our mission statement to find out the importance that our department places on graduate education.

How to apply to the graduate program


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