The Department of Integrative Biology provides M.S. and Ph.D. 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 graduate program to serve the diverse scholarly interests and cultures in the department.
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. Many students enter with undergraduate degrees and proceed immediately to a Ph.D. or M.S. degree. Other students first receive a M.S. degree and then proceed to a Ph.D. 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.