The graduate program in the Department of Biology offers courses that can be used to fulfill requirements for the Master of Science degree. The mission of the Department of Biology is to educate students to become competent, confident, and compassionate individuals within their chosen careers. The Department of Biology faculty is committed to providing instructional and research experiences for students to develop skills of inquiry, abstract and logical thinking, and critical analysis of natural science phenomena. The Department is also committed to meeting the needs of students by providing professional and academic tracks for degree completion.
Bachelor’s degree or minor in Biology from an accredited college or university
Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher
Combined verbal and math GRE Score of 300 or higher. The review committee may waive the GRE requirement for students that have exceptional academic credentials evidenced by their GPA, success in past biology courses, letters of support, or other documents deemed appropriate by the committee.
A one-page statement of your area(s) of interest in biology and purpose for seeking an M.S. degree in Biology.
Three letters of recommendation.
Application for Admission
Application fee of $45
Official GRE scores
A one-page statement of research interests you wish to pursue, past research experiences, and the name(s) of the faculty member with whom you wish to work.
- Military documents
- Three letter of recommendation (to be sent directly by referees to College of Graduate Studies and Biology Graduate Coordinator)
*Send a copy of all above application documents (except admission application form and fee) to the Biology Graduate Coordinator.
** Unofficial copies are acceptable for application, but official copies will be required for enrollment.
What opportunities are available with this degree?
- Air pollution analyst
- Animal Ecologist
- Museum Curator
- Public Health Educator
- Biological photographer
- Physical Therapist
- Doctoral or professional Program
- Marine biologist
- Performance Artist
- Environmental analyst