Texas Tech University


Pursuing Graduate Studies

On Graduate Studies in Biology ( Download this File)

This document was written by Dr. Kurt Reinhart, then a graduate student at the University of Montana. It is presented in three parts:

  1. Getting into Graduate School
  2. Philosophy and Tactics for Graduate Studies in Biology
  3. Tips Every Graduate Student Should know from the Start

The first two parts contain information/advice that the Biology Department's Curriculum Committee considers valuable for undergraduates who are thinking about pursuing graduate studies in the biological sciences. The Graduate Student Affairs Committee recommends that current graduate students be aware of the information/advice in Part 3. These issues might provide the basis for a beneficial discussion with your major advisor and/or committee.

We thank Dr. Reinhart for his permission to use this document to assist our students.


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