The Department of Biological Sciences at Kent State University offers Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Cell Biology, Ecology, and Physiology. We also offer an innovative coursework-based Master of Arts (MA) degree. Students interested in the MS and PhD programs have the opportunity to engage in research with internationally recognized faculty. In addition to our more biomedical research-based programs in Cell Biology and Physiology, students interested a degree in Biomedical Sciences can apply to graduate school through the School of Biomedical Sciences.
We strongly encourage applications for our MS and PhD Graduate Biology Programs from domestic and international students. Information on the application procedure is available on this web page (how to apply). Please e-mail the Graduate Studies Office if you have any questions.
Admissions into our MS and PhD programs are competitive. Since these programs are full-time, financial support is necessary. Financial support from the department comes in the form of teaching or research assistantships. Student-provided support includes scholarships, such as Fulbright Grants. **Students do not have to have a MS degree to apply into our PhD programs**
Specific degree requirements for our MS and PhD programs can be found here.
Departmental teaching/research assistantships include:
Our MA program has rolling admissions; though, applications need to be completed at least one month prior to the start of the semester in which you want to start taking classes.
The MA program is a course-based degree and is an excellent option for students interested in career advancement. This degree can be pursued either full-time or part-time. More details about this program can be found at here.
The English proficiency minimums for all of our programs are as follows: