College of Arts and Sciences Department of Biology
Graduate Program Program Links

Matthew J. Parris,  Ph.D
Coordinator of Graduate Studies
(901) 678-4408
E-mail: coordinator


The Department of Biological Sciences offers programs that lead to the Master of Science (MS thesis and non-thesis) and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Graduate faculty members in the department have diverse interests covering most of the major fields of biology and taxa of organisms.

Details about admission and degree requirements are presented in the sections that follow. Applicants must apply to both The University of Memphis Graduate School and the Department of Biology (application).

All graduate students must comply with the general requirements of the Graduate School (see Admissions Regulations, Academic Regulations, and Minimum Degree Requirements) as well as the program requirements of the degree being pursued.

Visit the Program links to the right for more information on the Graduate Program at the University of Memphis, Department of Biological Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences Graduate Application Deadlines

Fall Semester February 1

Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) applications are reviewed and

assistantships are awarded

Fall Semester June 15

No departmental funding (GTA) for applicants after February 1

Spring Semester September 15

Generally, GTA's will NOT be available to students applying for spring and summer admission, although they may apply for a GTA in subsequent terms

GWIS Event News
Graduate Seminar Listing

Congratulations to the recipients
of the Victor Feisel Scholarship
Emily Elderbrock  (Ph.D., Dr. Schoech)
has been awarded in the “junior”
category and Blake Jones (Ph.D., Dr. Schoech) has been awarded in the
“senior” category.



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Graduate Handbook 2011


Graduate Handbook 2009

Graduate  Handbook 2007

Graduate Handbook 2005

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