Master of Science in Biology with Specialization in Applied Life Sciences

This program is designed for people with a bachelor’s degree who are employed in the life sciences and want to advance in their career. It also is appropriate for people who have completed their undergraduate degree and want to do higher-level study in the life sciences. The degree can be obtained without a thesis, entirely online, full or part time. The requirements for admission to this program include:

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

Curriculum

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
3
Medical Microbiology3
Concepts of Cancer Biology3
Animal Physiology Laboratory3
Neurobiology3
Special Problems 11-3
Understanding the International Conference on Harmonization Guidelines3
Good Manufacturing Practices3
Project Management3
Public Engagement for Scientists3
Total Credit Hours32
1

Student may be approved for special problems as appropriate.

Up to nine credit 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.