Master of Science in Biology with Specialization in Applied Life Sciences

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Comprehensive examination
No thesis option

The requirements for admission to this program include:

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) minimum scores: 305 (quantitative + verbal), 2.5 (analytical writing)


Required Courses (18)
BIOL 504Biochemistry3
BIOL 515Molecular Biology3
BIOL 524Science and Law: An Introduction to Intellectual Property Law and Patents2
BIOL 544Molecular Biology of Cells3
BIOL 581Capstone3
BIOL 595Biology Colloquium1
CHEM 513Statistics for Analytical Chemists3
Elective Courses (14)
Select 14 credit hours14
Any 500-level biology course
Medical Microbiology3
Concepts of Cancer Biology3
Animal Physiology Laboratory3
Special Problems 11-3
Understanding the International Conference on Harmonization Guidelines3
Good Manufacturing Practices3
Project Management3
Public Engagement for Scientists3
Total Credit Hours32

Student may be approved for special problems as appropriate.

Up to 9 hours of 400-level coursework may fulfill elective course requirements per adviser approval.

Other requirements are identical to those described previously for all M.S. students in biology.