COLLEGE OF COMPUTER, MATHEMATICAL, AND NATURAL SCIENCES

THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
GRADUATE PROGRAM

Home of interactive colleagues, agile minds, and cutting-edge technologies
that work together to advance and apply science.

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the program

The Biological Sciences Graduate Program (BISI) is an interdepartmental umbrella graduate program that offers outstanding opportunities for research and discovery within and across contemporary disciplines. Faculty mentors help students investigate exciting questions, in directions driven by each student’s interests and curiosity. Enthusiastic and interactive colleagues, agile minds, and cutting-edge technologies work together to advance and apply science. The goal of BISI is to enable students to obtain the best training in their intended research areas, to work closely with outstanding faculty, and to prepare for successful futures contributing to innovative advances and effective teaching in the life sciences.

apply to bisi

Interested in using cutting-edge technologies to explore the constant innovations happening in the realm of science? Our Biological Sciences program might be the place for you! From the plant sciences to molecular genetics and everything in between, you'll be able to cultivate skills that will take you far beyond the classroom. Through our program, you'll be able to explore the research scientists are currently doing and even have the opportunity to create your own.

applications now open!
deADLINE: DECEMBER 1ST

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concentration areas

We allow you to perform cutting-edge research in a variety of areas.

 
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BEES
BEHAVIOR, ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, & SYSTEMATICS

BEES provides students with expert knowledge in the fields of behavioral ecology, neuroethology, physiological ecology, community ecology, conservation biology, population ecology, and much more.

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CBBG
COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY, BIOINFORMATICS, GENOMICS

The CBBG concentration area aims to foster the next generation of scientists via multi-disciplinary training and research opportunities in different  aspects of computational biology and genomics.

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MOCB
MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY

MOCB provides students with a core curriculum that emphasizes knowledge in the areas of molecular genetics, nucleic acid biochemistry, cell biology, and structural biology.

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PSYS
PHYSIOLOGICAL
SYSTEMS

The Physiological Systems concentration area focuses on the fundamental principles that guide physiological processes, ranging from cellular to systems level analyses.

students

Learn more about what our program offers current and prospective students!

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A LOOK INTO BISI

Explore our labs and facilities where students and faculty drive innovation.

RESOURCES

Interested in learning more? Take a look at our student resources or FAQs to find more information about the policies and procedures within our program.

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contact us

Have any questions, comments, or concerns? We're here to help! Feel free to contact us at

bisi@umd.edu or call us at 301-405-6905 and we'll be sure to help.

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