Master of Science in Biology

The School of Biological Sciences offers two distinct programs leading to the M.S. in Biology degree. The M.S. in Biology (non-thesis) is intended for students who plan to pursue advanced training in one aspect of modern biology. The M.S. in Biology (with thesis) is intended for students wishing to obtain a strong background in modern biology and independent research experience in preparation for a wide range of career options, or further training leading to the PhD in biology. Students admitted to the Masters degree program in the School of Biological Sciences are enrolled in a non-thesis program of study. If a student wishes to obtain a Masters degree with Thesis, he or she may petition the Graduate Committee for approval along with support from their thesis advisor.