Biology MS

Experience a highly supportive educational environment for graduate students that nurtures individual student development as scientists, scholars and researchers. UT Tyler's Department of Biology integrates research as an important component of the learning experience. Conduct research in a variety of areas including genetics genomics, microbiology and ecology. Work alongside expert faculty and benefit from personalized attention as you learn in classes averaging less than 10 students.

Access Expert Research

The Center for Environment, Biodiversity and Conservation was established as a multidisciplinary research and education organization. The CEBC includes 19 faculty from three colleges and five departments; including research expertise in aspects of ecology, conservation genetics, genomics, landscape ecology, environmental economics, policy and regulation, hydrology, water and air pollution, and green supply chains.

Meet a Graduate

Chissa-Louise Rivaldi

MS Biology, 2015

“What I liked most about the UT Tyler Biology department is the intimacy of the department. I got my bachelor's degree from a large university and had a somewhat isolated experience. The great thing about a small and specialized faculty is that you often have to consider their perspective before seeking or applying their advice to your current work, which results in a broader educational experience than is available in a large school.”

Supporting Your Success

Research Ready

Conduct research in aquatic and terrestrial field sites located throughout campus as well as several field sites within driving distance.

Exceptional Facilities

Learn in outstanding facilities with state-of-the-art equipment, including, molecular biology laboratories, environmental chambers, herbarium/museum and GIS and landscape ecology laboratories.

Hands‑On Experience

Become a teaching assistant and gain valuable hands-on experience leading laboratory exercises for undergraduates.

Special Studies

The department also hosts the Ophidian Research Colony that houses several species of snakes used for laboratory studies.

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