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Graduate Program in Biology

MS in Biology


From biomolecules to biomes, this is the place to study biology. Our department has the academic size and diversity to offer opportunities found at larger research institutions, yet we are able to maintain the personal and intimate learning community found at smaller liberal arts colleges.

In short, we offer the best of both worlds. As you tour our website, you will see that we are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship, with the student at the center of our activities. This commitment creates a learning environment where students excel both in and out of the classroom.

Biology Information (PDF)

Learn about the career and graduate school success of our students and the resources, facilities, equipment, internships, and labs available. 

Pre-Med and Pre-Vet Tracks (PDF)

Learn about cooperative programs with medical schools, internship opportunities, research projects, and hands-on access to instrumentation.


IUP Accepting Students and Professionals for Biosafety/Biorisk Management Certificate Program

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is addressing a need for trained professionals in the biosafety and biosecurity fields through its specialized Biosafety/Biorisk Management Certificate program.

IUP Collaborating with Indiana Borough to Help Improve Community Health in National Pilot Project

Indiana University of Pennsylvania students and faculty are working with Indiana Borough on a national pilot program to help create stronger and more informed community health, especially in rural areas.

Biology Premedical Student Accepted into Prestigious Summer Program

Victoria Alao, a Department of Biology premedical student, was accepted into the Summer Premedical Academic Enrichment Program in the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. Students in this program gather from across the country to spend seven weeks strengthening academic skills and enhancing their knowledge in science, scientific writing, and public speaking.

From Hoops to Healing: Scholar-Athlete Lends Skills to Fauci’s Team

Joe Rocco ’11 played for a record-breaking IUP basketball team. Now he excels on an even more celebrated squad—the one Anthony Fauci led in the battle against COVID-19.

IUP Receives Funding from USDA to Develop Biosafety/Biorisk Management Certificate Program

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has received more than $460,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture to develop a specialized Biosafety/Biorisk Management Certificate program at IUP.