Graduate Programs

Tackling new research paradigms.

Biological Sciences at RPI is a broad-based department that encompass nearly every area of modern biology, including macromolecular structure and function, computational biology and bioinformatics, biochemistry and bioenergetics, nanobiology and biotechnology, cell and developmental biology, genetics of model organism systems, neuroscience, microbiology and host-pathogen interactions, molecular microbial ecology/evolution, synthetic biology, and freshwater ecology.


Enriching the Foundation in Biology Beyond a Bachelor’s Degree

A master's degree is becoming increasingly valuable. A master’s degree in biology enables students to round out their educations before embarking on their professional career. Accelerated master's degree programs save the cost and study time of graduate admission tests, application fees, and extra courses.


We study life.

This vast field examines the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution of living things. At Rensselaer we emphasize modern molecular and cellular-level biology, providing a strong background in quantitative, physical, and chemical biology.

Many biology majors aim for careers in the health professions (medical, dental, veterinary), while others plan for careers in biomedical research. And still others plan for careers that will relate to biology, such as management or law.


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