Graduate Program Overview

The Department of Biology comprises research groups that span the broad spectrum of the life sciences. Reflecting this diversity, graduate training is provided though three focused graduate programs. Each program features its own research emphases, journal clubs, and requirements for advanced degrees. Multiple faculty members participate in more than one graduate program.

Please click the links below to learn more about each program and the application process, or contact Shannon Nielsen, the Graduate Program Coordinator, for more information.

For questions or additional information please contact:
Shannon Nielsen
Graduate Program Coordinator
Email: email Shannon Nielsen
(801) 581-5636 or (800) 444-8638 ext. 1-5636


Many of our faculty members also participate in the interdepartmental programs in Molecular Biology, Biological Chemistry, Neuroscience. These programs have their own admissions processes that are independent from the Department of Biology. Please see the websites of these programs for details about their specific admissions requirements and application processes.