MS Biology

Master of Science in Biology

The M.S. Biology is a research-based degree. The M.S. Biology candidate will complete a thesis based on original research carried out by the student. Ideally, the thesis should make a significant contribution to the body of scientific knowledge and be of sufficient quality to warrant publication in a peer-reviewed journal. M.S. students are expected to produce a written thesis proposal and give an oral presentation of that proposal during their first year and, following completion of the thesis, given an oral defense of the thesis, and an exit seminar to present the results to the public.

Master of Science in Biology
Course Number and TitleCredits
BIOL 601 Biometry4
BIOL 598 Graduate Seminar OR
    BIOL 561-567 “Advanced Topics in” courses
BIOL 593 Thesis6
Electives from course offerings that follow:Electives may include a maximum of six credits of Directed Research, must be approved by the student’s thesis committee, and may not include workshop, pass/fail or practicum/internship credits.18

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