Graduate Education

 The Department offers programs leading to both Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Biological Sciences.  The department also participates in several interdisciplinary graduate programs, including Cellular and Molecular Biology (, Environmental and Conservation Sciences (, Genomics and Bioinformatics (, and STEM Education (

Official Graduate School policies and requirements for the department can be found here for both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees:

Here is a copy of the current Graduate Handbook for the department: handbook

For prospective graduate students interested in the Biology Department, we encourage you to contact potential major advisors directly about research opportunities.  Additional information on applying as a graduate student at NDSU is available through the Graduate School:  Note: The department of Biological Sciences does not require GRE test scores as part of our admission process.

For more information on graduate programs at NDSU, visit the NDSU Grad School website:


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