The Department of Integrative Biology offers graduate work leading toward the Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in all areas of biology ranging from molecular to community levels.

Research is conducted in laboratories on campus, at the Malheur Field Station in southeastern Oregon, at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, and in natural areas of the Cascade Mountains and Willamette Valley. Students also have entered into cooperative research programs in other departments, with the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, and with the Primate Research Center in Beaverton.

As part of their training, all students participate in the departmental seminar program, and doctoral students spend at least one year as teaching assistants. Most students are supported by graduate teaching or research assistantships. Students are expected to have broad competency in biology. The master’s program leads to a thesis or research report (nonthesis option) on a specific problem; the PhD program emphasizes independent thesis research on a major topic at the forefront of the chosen field.

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Fall Term
Required Tests
  • GRE

English Language Requirements ?

English language requirements for international applicants to this program are the same as the standard Graduate School requirements.


Additional Requirements

Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.

See contact information above.

Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline for all applicants
December 15
Funding Deadline for all applicants
Contact Department

Available Concentrations ?

  • behavioral ecology
  • behavioral endocrinology
  • cell biology
  • chemical ecology
  • conservation biology
  • developmental biology
  • evolutionary biology
  • genetics
  • genomics
  • host-microbe interactions
  • marine ecology
  • paleontology
  • physiology
  • population biology

MAIS Participation

This program is not offered as a MAIS field of study.


AMP Participation ?

This program does not participate in the Accelerated Master's Platform (AMP)