General Program Information
Biology is a vast and exciting field that connects to every aspect of nature and human well-being. The goal of our graduate program is to prepare students to be robust contributors to science and society by building literacy in biology and by conducting integrative and innovative research that informs and inspires the community at large.
The Department of Biological Sciences at ETSU offers diverse opportunities for graduate training. Research fields in our program include genomics, evolutionary biology, community ecology, chemical ecology, biochemistry, behavioral ecology, bioinformatics, synthetic biology, developmental biology, forest ecology, biomedical sciences, among other exciting fields.
Our Master’s program is divided in three main concentrations, biology, biomedical sciences and microbiology. You will join a collaborative environment with a group of productive and engaged faculty that use novel and diverse methodologies and state of the art equipment in the lab and in the field. You will also join a diverse and enthusiastic group of graduate students and will have the opportunity to enhance your professional skills by participating in research seminars, graduate workshops, teaching, and social events. Our program offers full financial support to students.
Program Admission Requirements
- Have a 3.0 overall grade point average (on a 4.0 system) in their major
- An undergraduate major in the life or physical sciences, with supporting courses in general chemistry, one year of organic chemistry (microbiology concentration will accept one semester of organic and one semester of biochemistry), and one year of physics are preferred
- A course in calculus and/or a course in probability and statistics is recommended
- 2 letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf
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