Overview: The Biology Graduate Program offers Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in biology, but doctoral training is strongly emphasized. Although we welcome applications from students who have completed (or are nearing completion of) a Master's degree, Master's training is not a prerequisite for entry into our doctoral program. Students may enter the Biology Graduate Program into one of two formal training programs, Environmental and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Molecular and Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB), or they may work with faculty to develop a Tailored Training program that best suits their research interests. Our program is committed to diversity and our student body includes a near-equal mix of men and women and representatives of multiple racial and cultural groups. Applicants are selected for admission based on their overall academic records, GRE scores, prior reserach experience and on their expressed interest in research areas corresponding to our faculty expertise.