Biology, M.S.

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 30

Program Code: M105 Q064

  • This program is Thesis Only.

Required Courses

Program Core
BIOL 4913Quantitative Biology3
BIOL 5980Research for Master's Thesis 12-6
Choose 21-25 hours of coursework selected in consultation with the student's advisor and committee21-25
Total Credit Hours30
  • The comprehensive final examination over all of the work offered for the degree, including the thesis, is oral.

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 30 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.