Master of Science in Biology

Helping students come to a complete understanding of the natural world.

A M.S. in Biology provides a strong foundation for either a career in the biological sciences at graduation, or to further professional training in fields such as medicine, health sciences, conservation biology, wildlife biology, and biotechnology. Our curriculum is research-focused and rigorous: expect challenges, but also expect a rewarding atmosphere that encourages experimentation.

Faculty in the Biology department include world-renowned scientists who have contributed to and conducted National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health funded research

The Biology Department participates in two Biology Masters Degree Programs.

  • Plan A is a program culminating in a research thesis for students interested in pursuing further advanced degrees or employment in biological research.
  • Plan B is a program leading to a non-thesis Masters Degree, and is intended as the terminal degree for students seeking careers in industry, education, agencies, or other areas.

Students may select from three areas in which to concentrate their study:

  1. Cell and Molecular Biology,
  2. Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, or
  3. General Biology

More Information

Interested in applying to the Biology M.S. program? Review the program's admission process here.

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