University of Central Missouri is a public institution that was founded in 1871. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,577 (fall 2021), its setting is rural, and the campus size is 1,561 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Central Missouri’s ranking in the 2022-2023 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities Midwest, 66.

Description: You must find a faculty member with similar research interests to agree to serve as your advisor. International students should have a Visa or have enough time to obtain a Visa to be able to study and work in the United States. *** The Biology Master’s Program at the University of Central Missouri is recruiting graduate students to start during the Fall 2023 semester. Financial support, in the form of stipend and tuition waiver/scholarship are expected for two teaching assistantship positions. Support through faculty secured research grants is also available in some cases.

Areas of faculty expertise include: Botany Cell Biology Comparative Physiology Conservation Developmental Biology Entomology Evolutionary Biology General Ecology Genetics Genomics Ichthyology Mammalogy Microbiology Molecular Biology Ornithology Parasitology Reproductive Physiology Stress Physiology Biology MS students will have full access to equipment and facilities operated by the Department of Biological and Clinical Sciences.

These resources include recently updated laboratories dedicated to research in molecular biology and wildlife biology, an R-Class animal care facility, greenhouse, department vehicles/boat, multiple curated collections, and numerous pieces of specialized equipment that are required to produce publishable results in today’s scientific literature.

Graduate students have the opportunity to conduct laboratory experiments, field research, or a combination. UCM Faculty members maintain professional and academic collaborations in their field of study, and this creates a network utilized to facilitate student transition from graduate school to their next career position. Those interested in applying to the graduate program should first contact faculty members that have shared research interests.

Qualifications: include a minimum of 30 semester hours in biology, 8 hours of chemistry, and a statistics course with at least a 2.75 GPA overall.

To apply: Please contact Person Contact specific faculty members with shared research interests; For general questions: contact Dr. Daniel Marschalek Contact eMail

Minimum qualifications to be considered for admission can be found on the UCM website: A list of our faculty and their research areas can be found on the UCM website:

Salary $9,000/yr and tuition waiver/scholarship; other grants available

Start Date 08/07/2023 Last Date to Apply 02/15/2023

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