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Master of Science in Biological Science

Master of Science in Biological Science

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months

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The MS in Biological Sciences begins with a flexible core curriculum to provide a strong foundation in the fields of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics and molecular biology. In the second year, students can choose from a range of advanced and specialized elective courses. MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE WITH THESIS OPTION The Master’s in Biological Sciences with thesis option is for students interested in advanced graduate coursework and experience in completing an original research project. Students should choose a research adviser during their first quarter. During the first year, students will begin their original research project. The findings of this work should be publishable in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Progress towards these degree requirements is overseen and guided by the selected thesis adviser, the Thesis Research Committee, and the Graduate Program Committee. MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE WITH NON-THESIS OPTION The Master of Science in Biological Sciences non-thesis option is a coursework-based degree for those looking to advance in their field, but not desiring direct research experience. Curriculum This degree requires 45 credits beyond the bachelor's degree. A maximum of four credits for independent research (either library or laboratory work, under the direction of a faculty member from the department) may be counted toward the degree. Students will devise a plan of study suited to their individual needs in consultation with the graduate adviser. This is then submitted to the Graduate Program Committee. All courses must be approved by the biology graduate adviser. Annual meetings with the biology graduate adviser are required.