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The goal of the Biology Graduate Program is to provide students with the research, critical-thinking and communication skills required for a successful career as a scientist. The MS program provides students with professional skills and knowledge which are necessary for advancing their careers in science and/or to pursue higher degrees in graduate or medical schools. The MS program also offers research opportunities to students interested in experimental research training.
Degree offered: MS (part-time and full-time)
Degree credit requirements (30 credits)
Bibliographic thesis: 27 course credits + 3 bibliographic research credits
Experimental thesis: 24 course credits + 6 experimental research credits
Students can fulfill the written thesis requirement either by conducting experiment-based or bibliographic research. An important step to successfully complete the thesis requirement is early identification of a thesis advisor when entering the program such that proper planning is in place to complete research requirement in a timely and effective manner. To view the list of research active faculty in the Biology Graduate Program, click here.
Experimental thesis option: Students selecting the experiment-based research thesis must successfully complete a minimum of 24 credits of course work and 6 credits in Research in Biology (26:120:701, 702).
Bibliographic thesis option: Students selecting the bibliographic thesis option much successfully complete a minimum of 27-credits of course work and 3 credits in Advanced Problem in Biology.
Our current M.S. Program Coordinator is:
Ching-On Wong, firstname.lastname@example.org