Loyola University Chicago

Department of Biology

M.S. in Biology: Welcome from the Chair of Biology


‌The faculty of the Department of Biology at Loyola University Chicago are pleased to learn of your interest in graduate study with us. You will find a group of scientists in this department who are excited about their teaching and research, and who are eager to involve students in their work. The department is broadly-based, so students receive quality graduate coursework and training in many of the major areas of contemporary life sciences. Our M.S. in Biology program provides excellent preparation for a wide variety of jobs or for further graduate education.

Our faculty are well-respected leaders in their respective fields, as evidenced by their extensive publications and the significant amount of external grant support they attract. Our students receive up-to-date lectures and research training in areas that are at the forefront of modern biology. The small size of the program ensures that students receive highly individualized attention throughout their time at Loyola.

Feel free to contact us to learn more about our programs. We will be happy to talk with you. We very much enjoy working with our graduate students, and we hope you will seriously consider becoming one of them.

James Cheverud, Ph.D.



‌Welcome to our M.S. in Biology Graduate Program. Loyola and Chicago offer hundreds of advantages and opportunities to graduate students. Here are just a few: First, with several other major universities nearby, Loyola students can meet and work with students and researchers at other campuses. Our students often attend conferences and lectures at Northwestern University, DePaul University, the University of Chicago, Rush University, and the University of Illinois. Faculty from these institutions often serve as members of our students' advisory committees.

Chicago is home to some of the world's great museums and zoological institutions, including the Field Museum for Natural History, the Museum of Science and Industry, Lincoln Park Zoo, and Brookfield Zoo. Many of our scientists have collaborative professional relationships with scientists at these institutions. The wealth of things to see and do in Chicago can only enhance your graduate school experience.

Terry Grande, Ph.D.
M.S. Graduate Program Director
Phone: 773.508.3649
E-mail: tgrande@luc.edu