Master of Science in Biology
Applicants who have a bachelor's degree in a field within the natural sciences including 15 biology credit hours comparable to the department's freshman and sophomore core, a 3.0 overall QPA on a 4.0 scale, and a combined score of 1,000 on the Graduate Record Examination are eligible for full admission. The natural sciences are defined here as including anthropology, biology, chemistry, environmental biology, geology, geography, mathematics, molecular biology, physics, wildlife biology, and related fields. Applicants who do not meet the above requirements but have an overall QPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale or a combined score of 1,000 on the Graduate Record Examination may be granted provisional admission with a majority vote of the biology faculty. For full consideration, applications must be received by April 1 for Fall admission and November 1 for Spring admission.
Students will be assigned a biology faculty member who agrees to serve as his/her major advisor. It is strongly recommended students visit the campus and interview with potential advisors early in the application process. Any programmatic deficiencies of students admitted into the program will be identified by their graduate committee and remedied by the student through appropriate coursework.