Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate degrees offered
- M.S.; Ph.D.
A specialization is a well-defined area of study that will appear on your transcript with your degree and major. Specializations are optional in most UNL programs.Specializations
- Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
- Genetics, Cell, and Molecular Biology
- Plant Pathology
- Ecology Evolution
- Animal Behavior
- Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics
- Plant Biology
- Molecular and Cellular Biology
Contacts for Biological Sciences
On the Web
Dr. John Osterman
Dr. Deborah Brown
402 Manter Hall
Lincoln NE 68588-0118
Application checklist and deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see transcript upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
See also: steps to admission.
Required by Biological Sciences in GAMES
After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:
- Entrance exam(s): GRE
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 565, Internet TOEFL 85, IELTS 6.5
- Three recommendation letters
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume
- Statement of purpose
When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.
Application Deadlines for Biological Sciences
|Fall: December 15|
The School of Biological Sciences also benefits from other core facilities administered by the Center for Biotechnology. In Western Nebraska, the Cedar Point Biological Field Station offers field courses and research opportunities. Individuals in the program may also utilize the resources of the Nebraska State Museum, including the Manter Parasitology Laboratory. In addition,the Center for Plant Sciences Innovation houses the Plant Sciences Program and offers a unique opportunity to study basic and applied aspects of plant biology.
Faculty and research
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