Biology Program Information and Admission Requirements

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Master of Science in Biology: 36 Hours
Admission Requirements

All students must meet the general entrance requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies and Research.

A letter of intent must be uploaded during the application process. This letter should include the following discussion points:

  1. Explain why you want to pursue a Masters degree in Biology.
  2. Why do you want a M.S. degree in Biology?
  3. How is it going to help you?
  4. What are you doing now that relates to this degree?
  5. What do you want to gain from this degree both personally and professionally?
  6. What are you personal and career goals?
  7. Explain why a distance program is the right choice for you

Students interested in a thesis option must first contact the Graduate Program Committee Chair and receive support from a faculty member for acceptance into the program.

Admission to a Master's degree program in Biology is based on consideration of the following:

Graduation Requirements
Transfer Credits

Students are allowed to transfer up to 9 hours into their degree path. These credits must fall into the following parameters:

  1. All courses must be Graduate level Biology credits from an accredited institution.
  2. Courses must be competed with a grade of B or better and must not have been graded as pass/fail.
  3. All courses on your degree path must be completed within the given 10 year time frame.
  4. Courses cannot have been used in obtaining another degree.

6 Jul 2010