Master of Science in Biological Sciences

Prepare to enter the work force in one of many expanding and emerging biological fields with a master’s degree in the biological sciences.

Degree requirements

To obtain this degree, you take the following 32 credit hours of coursework:

  • 29 units in the biological sciences and/or one or two related fields as approved by your research committee
  • 3-6 units BIO 699 to research, write, and defend your thesis

Checklist for current MS students; steps to completion

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Program application guidelines


To apply to the master’s degree in biological sciences, visit the GraduateAdmissions website.