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Prospective Graduate Students

Graduate Program

Students enter our graduate program because of a variety of reasons. They may want to pursue a career in academia or a professional career that requires additional training (e.g., consulting). Some want to enhance their opportunities for promotion in their chosen profession, or simply want to learn more about the exciting work going on at the forefront of the field of biology.

The  Department of Biology offers two graduate degrees: the Master of Science (with a thesis) and the Master of Arts (without a thesis) (see Degree Requirements MS, MA).  Admission to the program is dependent on the undergraduate GPA, GRE score and reference letters (see Admission Requirements). Each year the Department has Teaching Assistant positions for graduate students, with each position including salary and coverage of tuition (see Financial Support).

Graduate students in biology can select from courses in biology, psychology, physics, and environmental science (see courses). After obtaining a graduate degree, TCU’s graduate students go on to pursue doctoral degrees and obtain jobs in education and industry. To find out information about the careers of our graduate students, go to Former Graduate Students.