May 20, 2024  

Biology MS

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Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements under the School of Graduate Studies & Research , students must meet the following departmental requirements.

  • A bachelor’s degree with major in biology or an approved, related discipline, with appropriate upper division courses. The following courses are recommended: cell/molecular biology, organismal physiology, developmental biology, genetics, and ecology.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.00 (B) in the undergraduate major.
  • GRE scores are required in order to review the application for admission (see required tests under the School of Graduate Studies and Research ).
  • Cognate sciences, including full-year courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics. Mathematics through calculus and a course in statistics are strongly recommended.

Degree Requirements

  • The inclusion of BIOL 550 , BIOL 681 , BIOL 682 .
  • A written comprehensive examination (BIOL 670 ) completed before the end of the third semester in residence.
  • A thesis earning 6 credits (two registrations for BIOL 699 ).
  • A final oral examination in defense of the thesis.
  • A minimum of 30 credits of approved course work and thesis.

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