Dec 03, 2020  
University Catalog 2020-2021 
    
University Catalog 2020-2021

School of Biological Sciences


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Master of Science (MS)

The School of Biological Sciences offers both thesis and non-thesis programs of study leading to the Master of Science in Biology.

Admission

Applicants to the Master of Science in Biology program must meet the general admission requirements of the Graduate School and the College of Applied and Natural Sciences.

Program of Study

Thesis Plan

The program of study for the degree of Master of Science in Biology with the thesis plan consists of a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit of which at least 15 hours must be earned in 500-level, or above, courses. Students will pursue original research in a specialized field of interest, supervised by a thesis advisor and approved by the student’s Graduate Advisory Committee. Completion of the thesis plan includes an oral defense of the thesis and oral examination conducted by the student’s Graduate Advisory Committee.

See Biology, Master of Science - Thesis (MS)  for course requirements.

Non-Thesis Plan

The program of study for the degree of Master of Science in Biology with the non-thesis plan consists of a minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate credit of which at least 18 hours must be earned in 500-level, or above, courses.  Non-thesis students are required to pass comprehensive written and oral examinations conducted by the student’s Graduate Advisory Committee.

See Biology, Master of Science Non-Thesis (MS)   for course requirements.

Research Activities

Faculty members conduct a wide range of research that may serve as the basis for student theses or independent study projects. Students interested in pursuing research are encouraged to contact the appropriate graduate faculty member, the Director of the School of Biological Sciences, or the Associate Dean for Research. Information describing faculty research areas is available directly from the faculty, from the School of Biological Sciences, or online at www.ans.latech.edu.

Financial Support

A limited number of University and externally funded assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Students holding assistantships will have out-of-state fees waived, if applicable. Students may also be employed as student workers. For additional information concerning financial support, contact the Director of the School of Biological Sciences.

Master of Science in Molecular Sciences and Nanotechnology (MSMSNT)

The School of Biological Sciences and the College of Applied and Natural Sciences offer an interdisciplinary Master of Science degree in Molecular Sciences and Nanotechnology (MSNT) in collaboration with the College of Engineering and Science. Refer to Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs  of this catalog for more information.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The School of Biological Sciences and the College of Applied and Natural Sciences offer an interdisciplinary Doctor of Philosophy degree in Molecular Sciences and Nanotechnology (MSNT) in collaboration with the College of Engineering and Science. Refer to Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs  of this catalog for more information.

Programs

    Master’s Degree Programs
    Doctoral Programs

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