Biology (MS)

Snail researchGraduate Programs in Biology

The graduate programs of the UWL Department of Biology specialize in training Master of Science (M.S.) students. Our students gain academic and practical skills through coursework, research and teaching. In addition to formal concentrations in Aquatic Sciences, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Nurse Anesthesia (in cooperation with the Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare School of Anesthesia and the Viterbo University School of Nursing ), and Physiology, students can design an individual plan of study in a wide variety of specializations including — but not limited to — ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics, biology education, mycology, toxicology, neurobiology, functional anatomy, paleontology, plant biology, plant pathology, cancer genetics, nutrition, developmental biology, hibernation biology, parasitology, and mathematical biology.   Please see our faculty profiles and examples of recent student thesis projects to learn more about research opportunities.