Graduate and Professional Programs

The department offers graduate programs leading to the M.S and Ph.D. degrees.

The M.S. degree is offered in many areas of biological study, including animal behavior, developmental biology, ecology, environmental science, evolution, genetics, microbiology, physiology and cellular and organismic biology.

The M.S. degree requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate-level credit, including course work and research leading to completion of a thesis.    

The Ph.D. program offers specialized training in selected areas of biological science relevant to the research interests of individual faculty members. Through the University's Mervin Bovaird Center for Studies in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and the Oklahoma Biotechnology Network, students may participate in a wide range of research opportunities, including basic studies in molecular and cellular biology, glycobiology, genetics, developmental  biology, and molecular systematics.

The Ph.D. degree requires 72 semester hours of graduate credit beyond the baccalaureate and 42 hours beyond the master's level. The program is designed to provide its graduates with a strong common background  in instrumentation, methodology, and conceptual frameworks.    

Dr. Harrington Wells
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Biological Science
University of Tulsa
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, Oklahoma  74104-9700
(918) 631-3071
Graduate School
University of Tulsa
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, Oklahoma  74104-9700
(918) 631-2336
(800) 882-4723