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Graduate students in the M.A. in biology program design and execute an original field or laboratory-based research project, conduct literature searches on timely biological topics, evaluate and synthesize primary source materials and develop the advanced scientific writing and oral communication skills necessary to interact effectively with fellow scientists in the professional arena. Successful completion of this program prepares students for doctoral programs in biological/biomedical sciences; professional programs in human and veterinary medicine; or careers in biotechnology, industry, government or academia.

Click below for information on admission and course requirements, and course descriptions.

Admission and Course Requirements

Course Descriptions


Applying to the Graduate School at RIC

Your application can be submitted online. To begin the process you will need to sign up for an account with CollegeNET. Once you have a CollegeNET account, you will be able to log in any time and see your Activity Log which shows you a personalized status page.