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Master of Arts
Master of Arts
The Department of Zoology has no specific requirements for the master's degree other than approval of the proposed program by the Graduate Studies Committee. Supporting work is chosen most commonly from botany, chemistry, geology, marine science, mathematics, microbiology, psychology, physics, or education.
Doctor of Philosophy
For the Doctor of Philosophy, preliminary training should have provided a working core of knowledge in general biology and the history of biology, vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, embryology, cytology, genetics and evolution, and physiology.
Preliminary and parallel training is required in other natural sciences. Supporting areas are commonly chosen in botany, chemistry, computer sciences, geology, marine science, mathematics, microbiology, psychology, or physics, as needed to support the area of specialization chosen. With the approval of the supervising committee, relevant courses in these fields may also be included as a part of the major.
Students are expected to fulfill all requirements for admission to candidacy by the end of the second year. The Graduate Record Examinations Biology Test is taken to provide one of the criteria for admission.
A brochure published by the department provides information on graduate work and on available fellowships and assistantships. Further information on departmental procedures, including the foreign language requirement, is available from the graduate adviser.
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