Graduate Study

The Department of Biological Sciences offers work leading to the Doctor of Philosophy and the Master of Science degrees in Biological Sciences. Areas of research include cell biology, development, ecology, evolution, genetics, molecular biology, neurobiology, and plant biology. The Interdepartmental Concentration in Neuroscience is available to qualified PhD students.

Degree Offerings & Requirements

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How to Apply

  • Click here application procedures, instructions, and forms.

Information for Current Students 

Information for New Students


Contacts and Information

Name Title Phone & Office Email Address
Okkema, Peter Professor / Director of Graduate Studies (312) 413-7445
(312) 413-2691  fax
okkema@uic.edu
Brand, Beth Graduate Academic Advisor (312) 996-2955
3250 SES
bethann@uic.edu