Ph. D. On Campus


University of Missouri–St. Louis

36 months
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The Biology program from University of Missouri–St. Louis prepares students to be research biologists in academics or other professional fields in ecology, evolution and systematic and cellular and molecular biology. 


Key Features

The Department of Biology offers graduate work leading to the Ph.D. degrees in biology. Graduate students will normally work toward an Biology program from University of Missouri–St. Louis in two broad areas of biology: a) cellular, molecular, and developmental biology, or b) ecology, evolution, and systematics. Students in the M.S. and Ph.D. programs also have the opportunity to do their graduate work in collaboration with scientists at the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, or the Saint Louis Zoo through cooperative graduate programs.

Employment opportunities are available in college or university research and teaching, in government and public institutions such as museums, botanical gardens and conservation organizations, and in industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Evolution
  • Systematics
  • Population Biology
  • Community Ecology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to the Ph.D. program must submit a formal application to the Graduate Admissions Office. In addition, the applicant should arrange to have sent: three letters of recommendation from faculty members at previously attended colleges or universities, and transcripts of all postsecondary academic work. 
  • We encourage GRE scores (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical) to be sent as well; however these are not required.  Admission to the Ph.D. program normally requires a minimum grade point average overall and in biology courses of 3.0 (where A=4.0). 
  • Applicants from countries where English is not a primary language are required to take the TOEFL examination. Scores must be submitted before admission can be decided. Ordinarily, a score of 550 or better is required.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Saint Louis

1015 - 1530 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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