Zoology and Physiology


Graduate Degree Programs

These links will allow you to choose the major that best fits your career goals:

  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Zoology and Physiology
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Zoology and Physiology
  • Program in Ecology (PiE)- Interdepartmental Program
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience- Interdepartmental Program

Additional Graduate Degree Information


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.

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.

Contact Us

Department of Zoology and Physiology
1000 E. University Ave
Aven Nelson, room 114
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-4207
Fax: 307-766-5625
Email: zprequest@uwyo.edu