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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Department of Biological Sciences
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Department of Biological Sciences
1W14 Jonsson-Rowland Science Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 Eighth Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590

Phone: (518) 276-6446
Fax: (518) 276-2344

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Graduate Programs

Rensselaer's Biological Sciences department offers the following graduate-level degree programs.

Biology, Ph.D.
Biochemistry and Biophysics, Ph.D.


Research opportunities are available in six areas:

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Biophysics and Structural Biology
Cell and Developmental Biology
Ecology and Evolution

Biology Graduate Student Handbook

Degree program timelines and academic requirements are summarized in the Summary of Degree Requirements (PDF) and details are provided in the Graduate Handbook (PDF).

NIH-NIGMS Training Fellowships

Rensselaer has been awarded a grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for training doctoral students in Biomolecular Science and Engineering. The grant, along with matching funds from Rensselaer, will provide funding for six Ph.D. candidates annually.

Fellowships will cover full tuition and provide a stipend of up to $22,000 annually for two years. Women and minority students are especially encouraged to apply.

Learn more

* Graduate Student Housing *
College Suites at City Station is a new housing community built exclusively for Rensselaer graduate students and graduate-level affiliates.

Developed to make locating and entering housing at Rensselaer a hassle-free process, it is within walking distance of the campus, enjoys Rensselaer services such as the Rensselaer Red Hawk Shuttle, and is, at the same time, an off-campus private community in itself.

Rensselaer provides family housing through a partnership with College Suites at City Station South.

City Station South offers an atmosphere where residents with families can sit back and live, learn, and relax. College Suites provides the convenience and quality of life you need to focus on balancing your academic and home life.

Located just slightly off the southern edge of the RPI campus in Troy, these beautiful, affordable apartments provide all the comforts of home right next to the Rensselaer campus.



Learn more at the RPI graduate admissions site.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Department of Biological Sciences