Department of Biology - Student Experience

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Where are our graduates now?

MS in Biology graduates go on to careers in a wide variety of biology-related fields or continue their training in doctoral and professional degree programs.  Here are some directions our students have gone in:

Ph.D. programs:

Our MS graduates have gone on to doctoral programs all over the coutnry including:

  • University of South Carolina (Immunology, Marine Biology, Paleontology, Paleopathology)
  • Medical University of South Carolina (Biomedicine)
  • Medical College of Georgia (Biomedicine)
  • University of South Florida (Landscape Ecology)
  • The Ohio State University (Evolutionary Biology)
  • Penn State University (Biology)
  • Wake Forest University (Microbiology/Immunology)
  • Univ. of Arizona (Physiology)

Professional programs:

Our graduates have gone on to programs in medicine, veterinary medicine and pharmacy.


Our graduates have found jobs in:

  • Biomedical research (University of South Carolina, Vanderbilt University, Carolinas Medical Center, North Carolina Research Campus, Kanapolis Research Campus)
  • Government agencies (USDA, State of South Carolina, Mecklenberg County
  • Museums (American Museum of Natural History, Schiele Museum, Museum of York County)
  • Private industry
  • College-level biology teaching

Master of Science Biology

Last Updated: 8/20/20