Doctor of Philosophy in Biology

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Priority deadline:

  • Fall January 10
  • Spring September 15


  • Pullman

International Student English Proficiency Exams

International students may need to surpass the Graduate School’s minimum English language proficiency exam scores for this program. If the graduate program has unique score requirements, they will be detailed below. Otherwise, please refer to the Graduate School’s minimum score guidelines.

  • 550 TOEFL Minimum score
  • 80 TOEFLI Minimum score
  • 7 IELTS Minimum score

Degree Description:

Our biology students generally focus on research in the broad areas of ecology, evolution, systematics, molecular biology, and animal and plant physiology.

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Student Opportunities:

Our program offers teaching training and grant writing courses. Other professional development opportunities include weekly reading groups, ecolunch meetings and a graduate student research symposium.

Career Opportunities:

Most students continue into postdoctoral research positions. Other students pursue careers at community colleges or in Federal or State governments.

Career Placements:

Faculty positions at Purdue University, Kansas State University, University of North Carolina, University of Massachusetts, University of Idaho, University of Wyoming, State University of NY at Oswego, and University of Puget Sound. Recent graduates also hold positions in the Federal Government, such as National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Land Management.

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