Biological Sciences

Applicants need to identify an area of research interest and a potential advisor at the time of application; they should feel free to contact members of the faculty to discuss possible research projects before submission of the application. A research project is a central part of the PhD degree.

All applicants will be automatically considered for teaching or research assistantships. Many students are supported by research grants to individual faculty members; interested students should contact faculty members directly for further information on grant-supported assistantships.

By choosing a faculty advisor, graduate applicants can associate themselves with any of a number of research specializations, including:

  • Animal behavior and behavioral ecology
  • Applied biology
  • Botany
  • Developmental and cell biology
  • Ecology and environmental biology
  • Entomology Fisheries biology
  • Freshwater biology
  • Genetics and molecular biology
  • Plant pathology
  • Physiology and physiological ecology
  • Science Education
  • Systematics and evolution

Degrees offered: PhD

Application deadline: January 15 (Fall) / November 15 (Spring)

Test Required: None

Contact: Jacquelyn Gill

Contact Email: jacquelyn.gill@maine.edu

Program Website: Biological Sciences