Stephen F. Austin State University

Announcement to Interested Graduate Students

The Department of Biology at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) has openings starting in Autumn 2016 for graduate students interested in pursuing thesis-based Master's of Science degrees in either Biology or Biotechnology. Facilities within the department include a greenhouse and herbarium, an animal care facility, and entomology and vertebrate collections. Equipment available to support research includes an electron microscope facility, a molecular core facility, and a fleet of trucks and boats. Collaborations with researchers representing other departments, universities, or state and federal agencies are a regular part of our culture. Faculty expertise in the department ranges from the subcellular to the landscape level. More information about particular areas of study is available from the faculty pages shown on this website: Click Here

Graduate students are eligible for Teaching Assistantships that provide a stipend of $11,500 for a 9-month contract, with the option for additional summer salary. For extremely competitive students, a limited number of Research Assistantships are available that offer higher stipends and associated research funds. Applications are currently being accepted; admissions criteria are available at this website: Click Here

SFA is located in Nacogdoches, Texas, a growing city of ~33,000 people located in the Pineywoods region of the eastern portion of the state. The campus is within convenient driving distance to three national forests and three metropolitan areas. For more information about the M.S. degrees available through the Dept. of Biology, please contact Dr. Matthew Kwiatkowski (; or visit the department's website: Click Here