The program leading to a Master of Science provides advanced training to students seeking employment in biological disciplines. The Master of Science in biology also prepares students for entrance into Ph.D. programs.
The M.S. program covers the breadth of biological questions ranging
from the fields of biomedical research to ecology, evolution, and behavior.
Some examples of biomedical research topics currently studied at Oakland
University include cancer research, stem cell research, intercellular signaling
in cardiovascular disease, genetics of cystic tubular organ diseases,
mechanisms of gene expression, cell motility, pathology of the eye, and chemical
communication between organisms. Some examples of ecology, evolution, and
behavior research include the ecology of wood frogs, evolution of microbial
species, evolution of transposable elements in plant genomes, evolution of
parasite-host interactions, and the effect of human activity on aquatic
ecosystems. Visit the Faculty Research
page for more information and detailed descriptions of the faculty research interests within the Department of Biological Sciences.