Master's Requirements

The Department of Biology has a formal program leading to a master's degree in the areas of Ecology and Evolution and Marine Biology.

Departmental requirements are the same as those set forth by the Division of Graduate Studies (* see General Catalog).

Requirements Overview

45 hours of graduate credit for a MS with thesis OR 60 hours of graduate credit for master's degree without thesis.

In either program:

  • At least 30 hours must be in graduate level Biology courses
  • 24 hours must be graded, with a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • 9 hours must be in 600-level courses

Up to 15 hours of graduate credit (3.0 or better) earned at another institution may be transferred and counted toward a University of Oregon Master's Degree, but those hours may not be used to meet the graded hours requirement, nor can they have been used to fulfill any part of the baccalaureate degree.

Please view the University-wide UO class schedule for our current course offerings.

Department of Biology Graduate Student Handbook

Apply to our Graduate Program

Ready to apply? Start your application on Slate, the centralized application portal for graduate admissions at the University of Oregon

Apply Now

student using microscope

Bioinformatics and Genomics Master's Program

Graduate Program Assistant

Jessica Davis
Phone: 541-346-4015
Office: 77 Klamath Hall
Profile Page