Biological Sciences

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Department of Biological Sciences
Ph.D. Program Information

Degrees Offered

Application Requirements

  • GRE General Test
  • GRE Subject Test strongly recommended
  • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation

Application Deadline

  • Fall: December 1

Biological Sciences

Working Toward Global Health

The Department of Biological Sciences is an internationally recognized center for research in mosquito biology which houses VectorBase, a bioinformatics resource for invertebrate vectors of human pathogens, formerly the Aedes Reference Centre.

The Eck Institute for Global Health endeavors to promote research, training and service to advance health standards for all people, especially people in low-and middle-income countries, who are disproportionately impacted by preventable diseases. Also included is the Master of Science in Global Health, a twelve month science-centric training program involving laboratory research, survey research, and mathematical modeling in the emerging field of global health.

Program Statistics

Core Facilities

Affiliated Centers & Institutes


Director of Graduate Studies
Rebecca Wingert
Telephone: (574) 631-6552
Fax: (574) 631-6772

Financial Support

All Students
Tuition Scholarships
Professional Development
Doctoral Students
Stipend Support
Health Insurance Subsidy

Cost of Living

The South Bend, Ind. area provides many amenities but one of the lowest cost-of-living rates of any major research university in the country. Learn more.