The Master of Science degree in Biology requires the completion of at least 30 semester hours of approved graduate-level courses. At least half the work presented for the degree must be 600-level courses. At least 24 semester hours of these courses must be in biology. Each graduate student in biology, before receiving the Master of Science degree, must attend a minimum of five departmental seminar programs. Attendance does not carry course credit.
Each student must complete 30 semester hours of course work including a thesis. Each student has an advisory committee of three faculty members, including a principal advisor who directs and approves thesis research and writing. The thesis is defended before the advisory committee, and a seminar presentation is given to the entire faculty.