NON-THESIS MASTERS PROGRAM (NTMB)

Two-year Non-thesis Masters degree programs can prepare you for:

  • Science reporting and writing
  • Technical jobs in industry or university research
  • Teaching primary or secondary school science
  • Field research or management positions

The Department of Biology now has a two-year program in graduate studies to introduce students to exciting graduate courses in two areas of specialization: 

- Cell and Molecular Biology

and

- Ecological and Evolutionary Biology

Students complete a minimum of 30 graduate course credits and take a comprehensive examination to complete the new NTMB degree.  Throughout the process, students are guided by a faculty  advisory committee in select classes as well as prepare for the comprehensive examination.

The NTMB has two specialization areas:

two students running a Cellular test
MASTERS OF CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY MASTERS OF ECOLOGICAL AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

Prerequisites and application requirements for the NTMB program:

  • Completed a B.S or B.A in Biology or related studies
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended
  • Application fee ($50, non-refundable)

Apply to the graduate program online.

The NTMB degree is a self-funded.  Masters program that requires the completion of 30 graduate credits, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, over the course of 18 to 24 months. There are no teaching or research assistantships available to MS students, and tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year is $1,960 per credit.