Biological Sciences

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The Master of Science in Biological Sciences offers students the opportunity to pursue advanced training in many areas of modern biology. The size of the program facilitates close contact between the student and graduate faculty from the Department of Biological Sciences. Experiences provided by the graduate faculty in formal courses, research laboratories, and in diverse field situations are the basis not only for degree requirements but also for continuation of their postgraduate education and placement in a career in the biological sciences.


Thesis, Non-Thesis, Internship

Course Catalog Listing

Scholarship Listing

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2016 Distinguished Graduate Student
Betty Wright Downing Award
BSGSA Scholar Award
COS Advisory Board Endowed Fund Sch
DEANS Ecological Sciences Scholarship
Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellowship
Dr. Harold M. & Alice D. Cavins Scholarship
EIU and Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Excellence in Teaching Award
EIU University Professionals of Illinois Graduate Annual Scholarship
Frances Meyer Hampton Graduate Scholarship
Graduate Student Investigator Award
Hamand Society of Graduate Scholars
King-Mertz Research/Creative Activity Awards
King-Mertz Research/Creative Activity College Award of Excellence
Leonard & Olga Durham Environmental Biology Fund
Lewis T. White Memorial Scholarship
Mrs. Pratima Niranjan Shah Scholarship
Robert & Kathryn Augustine Distinguished Master's Thesis Award Competition & MAGS Thesis Nomination
Stephen Jay Gould Award
The EIU College Thesis Award of Excellence
The Graduate School Research/Creative Activity Grants
Williams Travel Grants

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Faculty Listing

Biological Sciences, Life Science 2154
Contact Name: Dr. Britto Nathan, Graduate Coordinator
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