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MS Biology

GPNS Programs

The College of Science and Mathematics offers Master's of Science degrees in three disciplines within the Natural Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry. Students completing any of these degrees will develop advanced skills in the general discipline of choice and will apply these skills in the completion of a thesis research project or internship.

Biology (MS)

The graduate program leading to the degree of Master's of Science in Biology prepares students to apply basic scientific principles to the practical biological problems encountered in business, industry, government, and education.  Graduates from the program will be able to apply the techniques of scientific research to real-world biological problems. Course work may include several important areas relevant to biology, including biotechnology, bio-fuels, statistics, environmental, molecular, and cellular biology. 

3 + 2

A unique feature of the Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry Master's of Science programs is the 3+2 plan which allows students to simultaneously receive a Bachelor's of Science and a Master's of Science degree in five years.   

Financial Support

Find out how we can help support you through departmental teaching assistantships (TA), research assistantships (RA), continuing faculty grants and/or various scholarships and fellowships.

View our website on Graduate Programs in Natural Science for more information on the program or contact program directors at:

College of Science and Mathematics

Director for Biology: Dr. Brian Vanden Heuvel

Life Science Building, Room 248
Phone: 719.549.2270

Director for Chemistry & Biochemistry: Dr. Richard Farrer

Chemistry Building, Room 213
Phone: 719.549.2569 / 719.549.2574

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