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Graduate Biology Programs

The Graduate Programs of the Biology department strive to nurture an academic environment in which faculty and graduate students can work together as a community of scholars. Successful students will broaden their intellectual perspectives, prepare for productive careers, and realize their potential as scientists and responsible informed members of society.

The UALR Biology Department offers the following graduate programs:

Master of Science in Biology

The Biology Department offers a Masters of Science degree with two possible options – (1) thesis option, and (2) non-thesis coursework option. The thesis option has two possible tracks – (1) General Biology track and (2) Cell and Molecular Biology track. This program is designed to serve a wide variety of post-baccalaureate education needs in central Arkansas and serves students who may have diverse backgrounds and goals. Learn more..

PhD in Applied BioScience

The Applied Science Graduate Program is an applied, interdisciplinary research program that involves a core of faculty appointed in the Applied Science Department and faculty drawn from departments in the College of Science and Mathematics. The department offers two degrees, the Doctor of Philosophy and the Master of Science. Learn more..

Master of Science in Integrated Science & Math

The Master of Science Degree in Integrated Science and Mathematics (MSISM) is designed to serve populations of graduate students whose interests and needs for professional development transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries. The program gives the student the opportunity to combine graduate courses from many departments within the College of Science and Mathematics, allowing them to design a program to suit their needs. Learn more..

Master of Science/PhD in Bioinformatics

The UALR/UAMS Joint Graduate Program in Bioinformatics consists of both a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy degree. While the graduate program strongly emphasizes research throughout the entire program, the MS degree program is primarily course oriented. Learn more..