Why get a master’s degree in integrative Biology?
The integrative biology master’s degreeoffersbroad-based, synthetic graduate training for students whose research integrates diverse aspects of biology, from organism-focused studies through ecological genomics, STEM pedagogy and restoration ecology. The program is designed for students whose projects span habitats and levels of biological organization(physiology, neurobiology, behavior, cell biology, genetics, evolution, ecology, systematics, etc.), in both terrestrial and aquatic environments. It also provides a home for students interested in combining hands-on biological projects with research on teaching and learning biology at the post-secondary level. The core of the program is a commitment to integrating multiple aspects of biology and to preparing students with skills and knowledge that enable them to pursue a wide range of career options related to animal and/or plant biology. Graduates will be prepared for professional success in academia, government, research or nonprofit organizations.
Why choose UNH for your degree?
At UNH you’ll be supported by a productive and internationally recognized faculty and outstanding laboratory facilities as you advance toward either a professional career or doctoral studies. Our main campus in Durham is located near the White Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean with access to a diverse array of terrestrial, marine and freshwater field sites, and hosts several cooperative research institutes such as the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education. We’re ranked among the nation’s highest performing research universities, having earned a Carnegie Classification R1.
Potential career areas
- Biological research
- Conservation biology
- Education (K12, college, university)
- Government research
- Medical research
- Nonprofit organizations
- Veterinary research
- Wildlife biology