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Broaden and deepen your knowledge base of biology, engage in independent research and data analysis.

Program Overview

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. 

Program Outcomes

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.

Here we provide information on admission and course requirements along with course descriptions.

Admission and Course Requirements

Course Descriptions


Interested in an advanced biology degree?

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.

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Program Director

Dr. Deborah E. Britt

Assistant Professor