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Graduate Student Handbook

The Graduate Student Handbook is your most-comprehensive guide for your graduate career in Biology.


The Handbook describes the didactic (course work) and research phases of our graduate degrees. It presents degree requirements and recommended schedules for progressing through these requirements. It describes the faculty's academic and professional expectations of you as you progress. Very importantly, it indicates the content areas in which you must demonstrate mastery for you to be successful in preliminary doctoral exams and in master's oral exams. The appendix contains email links and/or copies of an array of forms that you'll find relevant and useful during your studies.


We encourage you to carefully read this document. Please contact the Graduate Program Director ( if you identify errors of omission or commission.

2018-19 Biology Graduate Handbook

Department of Biology