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Biological Sciences

Program Summary

The doctoral degree in biological sciences is for students who want advanced skills to design and conduct independent research in the public or private sectors. Our unique program develops the process, proficiencies and critical thinking of students while developing their knowledge and understanding of science and the scientific method.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: Ph.D. in Biological Sciences

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • Molecular/Cellular Biology (Biomedical Science)
  • Ecology, Evolution, Conservation and Behavior
  • Microbiology
  • Plant Science
  • Bioinformatics

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 3

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Deadline
Fall January 1 January 1 January 1 for Assistantship

For More Information

Department of Biological Sciences
349B Montgomery Hall
Program website
sfarley@niu.edu
815-753-0437

Director of Graduate Studies
Neil Blackstone
neilb@niu.edu

Application Contact
Sharon Farley
sfarley@niu.edu

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