Biology: MA, MS, PhD

Biology: MA, MS

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Biology


PROGRAM LEVEL

Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Arts and Sciences




FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: December 1

This program may accept applications after the posted deadline on a space-available basis. Refer to the program’s website for more details.


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

1.2 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

The Department of Biology has a formal program leading to a master’s degree in the areas of ecology and evolution and marine biology. The degree is offered in both “course-only” and “thesis” programs, but nearly all students are admitted to the thesis program.

Departmental requirements are 45 hours of graduate credit for an MS with thesis or 60 hours of graduate credit for the master’s degree without thesis.

In either program, at least 30 hours must be in graduate-level biology courses; 24 hours must be graded, with a GPA of 3.0 or better; 9 hours must be in 600-level courses.

Up to 15 hours of graduate credit (3.0 or better) earned at another institution may be transferred and counted toward a University of Oregon master’s degree, but those hours may not be used to meet the graded hours requirement, nor can they have been used to fulfill any part of the baccalaureate degree.

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. This program has two separate applications, the University of Oregon application and a department application. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • Higher TOEFL/IELTS than UO minimums
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose

Optional

  • CV
  • Letter of Intent

Not Required

  • GMAT or GRE

Apply Through Department


Biology: PhD

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Biology


PROGRAM LEVEL

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Arts and Sciences




FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: December 1


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

6 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

Prospective students will find the PhD program in biology to be both challenging and rewarding, with ample opportunities for individual training in his or her chosen field. In addition to scholarly pursuits, many students find time to enjoy the cultural and recreational activities that help make the Eugene area an attractive place in which to live.

One of four research institutes—Institute of Molecular Biology, Institute of Neuroscience, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology—provides a “home” for PhD training including activities such as required coursework, institute retreats, annual speaking opportunities, quarterly and proposal exams, and participation in hosting seminar speakers.

Prospective students will be considered for one or more Institute-tracks depending on the research interests indicated on their application. 

Following their first year and identifying a thesis lab, outstanding students may be selected for specialized training as part of shared training programs that include training faculty across Institutes and other departments, including chemistry and biochemistry, physics, and mathematics.

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. This program has two separate applications, the University of Oregon application and a department application. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • Higher TOEFL/IELTS than UO Minimums
  • Interview
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose

Optional

  • CV
  • Letter of Intent

Not Required

  • GMAT or GRE

Apply Through Department