MS (Non-thesis Track)


The non-thesis track of the Master of Science in biology is ideal for two types of students:

  • Those seeking to enhance their academic record in preparation for future application to medical school or another professional healthcare graduate program such as veterinary school or physician assistant programs. If this describes your situation, you will also have access to our Pre-Professional Health Advising services. A Pre-Professional Advisor will help you become the most competitive applicant you can be by providing assistance with the application process to medical/professional school and helping you find health-related volunteer and research opportunities.


  • Those seeking to advance their careers in a scientific profession where a doctorate is not required.

Students who intend to go on for a doctorate in biology or who intend to seek another research-based doctorate program in the future should instead apply for the thesis-track MS program.