Masters of Science in Biology

Compare 92 Master of Science Programs in Biology

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Masters degrees are postgraduate degrees that allow degree-seekers to pursue a more highly specialized field of study. Masters degrees are ideal for career-oriented individuals who are looking to advance in a field they are already a part of or who have a very clear idea what kind of job they are looking for when they leave school and enter the working world.

The answer to the question, what is an MSc in Biology, lies in understanding how education in the biological sciences is structured. At many institutions, Masters degrees are further specialized into Plant Biology, Animal Biology, Molecular Biology, and other related fields. The degree program is made up of lectures, lab work, and independent research projects.

An MSc in Biology allows a higher degree of specialization than an undergraduate degree in any of the natural science fields. In addition, many institutions have labs and facilities that are only available to students perusing their post graduate degrees, so Masters students have access to more equipment.

The cost of an MSc in Biology varies between institutions. The degree usually takes two years of full-time study to complete, however, so the cost of tuition should be planned accordingly.

Students who pursue an MSc in Biology often choose a career in research or teaching. Many also go on to earn a doctoral degree in the same field, which is often required for positions at top labs and schools in the United States and around the world.

There are a number of reasons to consider pursuing an MSc in Biology online. Online classes allow students to study according to their own schedule so they are ideal for working professionals or other busy individuals. It is also ideal for people in remote areas that are not convenient to classrooms.

 

Many fine schools around the world offer Masters degrees in Biology. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master in Plant Biology

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The Master’s Programme in Plant Biology is a joint programme of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, which ensures an exceptionally comprehensive curriculum. You will be able to study the diversity of wild and cultivated plants from the Arctic to the Tropics, as well as plant functions from the molecular to the ecosystem level. [+]

MSc Degrees in Biology. Life on Earth depends on solar energy captured by plants - they are the base of most food webs and underpin the functioning of all major ecosystems. Plants release the oxygen we breath. They convert solar energy into chemical energy, providing us with food, fibres, renewable energy sources, and raw materials for many industries. Plants do not carry out these processes in isolation. They interact with other organisms and the physical and chemical environment, communicate and actively adjust to their circumstances. How do they do these things and how can we profit from understanding them? When you have graduated from the Master’s Program in Plant Biology you will have the answers to these big questions, and more, such as: How one plant cell develops into a complicated organism and how plant cells, tissues and organs communicate with each other How plants avoid, tolerate or defend themselves from external stress factors such as diseases, drought and excessive solar radiation How plants sense their environment and communicate with each other and with other organisms How plants, interacting with microbes, fungi and animals, maintain ecosystems and thus life How the genotypic, functional and morphological differences between plants allow them to thrive in vastly different habitats You will also be able to: Understand how research in plant biology and biotechnology can contribute to plant breeding and production Plan, coordinate and execute high-quality basic and applied scientific research Have a good command of the scientific method and critically evaluate research across scientific disciplines Use the basic skills needed to expand your knowledge into other related fields and communicate with experts in those fields Act in working life as an expert and innovator in your field, supported by your language, communication and other transferable skills Be eligible for scientific post-graduate (doctoral) studies After earning your degree, you can continue towards a PhD or move directly into a career. If you have a Bachelor’s degree in a field of biology from another Finnish university or from a foreign university anywhere in the world, you are welcome to apply for the Master’s programme in Plant Biology. Based on your previous studies we will evaluate the possible need for supplementary studies, which will be included in your degree. The University of Helsinki will introduce annual tuition fees to foreign-language Master’s programmes starting on August 1, 2017 or later. The fee ranges from 15 000 EUR. Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to these fees. You can check the FAQ at the Studyinfo website whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees. In­form­a­tion on the lan­guages of in­struc­tion English is the main teaching language. Because the programme is multilingual, you can take your examinations, write your thesis and fulfil other programme requirements in English, Finnish or Swedish. Pro­gramme con­tents The Master’s Programme in Plant Biology is a joint programme of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, which ensures an exceptionally comprehensive curriculum. You will be able to study the diversity of wild and cultivated plants from the Arctic to the Tropics, as well as plant functions from the molecular to the ecosystem level. The teaching is diverse, consisting of modern laboratory and computer courses, field courses, seminars and excursions. The curriculum is intertwined with research. You will be introduced to the research groups from the beginning of your studies, so you will become familiar with research methods as your studies progress. Much of the study material is in various learning platforms (such as Moodle), which allow distance learning. You will have a personal tutor who will help you tailor an individual study plan according to your requirements. Within the programme you can choose among several optional study modules and focus on, for example: Plant biotechnology and breeding Molecular biology and genetics Regulation of growth, reproduction and differentiation of tissues Biological basis of crop yield Plant ecology and evolutionary biology Evolutionary history and systematics of plants and fungi Species identification All modules are worth at least 15 credits. They are interlinked to ensure a coherent and balanced degree that allows you to obtain a broad perspective. Alternatively, you can focus on your primary research interest while acquiring the skills needed to follow your career goals on completion of your degree. A translational perspective is emphasised in courses in which it is relevant. That will allow you to apply the acquired basic knowledge in problem-based research, bridging the gap between basic and applied research. Se­lec­tion of the ma­jor By choosing study modules you find interesting you will be able to deepen your expertise in particular areas of plant biology. Your degree can thus be tailored depending on your aspirations, whether you want to be a university researcher, entrepreneur, or environmental/agricultural consultant. You will also be free to pick individual courses from any module, without having to take all courses in it. However, each module is a coherent entity so we recommend that you take all of the courses in it. Pro­gramme struc­ture The extent of the programme is 120 credits (ECTS), to be completed in two years of full-time studies. The degree consists of 60 credits of advanced studies (in plant biology), including Master’s thesis (30 credits) 60 credits of other studies from this programme or other programmes The curriculum contains a personal study plan and it can contain career planning or transferable skill studies. Thesis By completing your Master’s thesis (30 credits) you will show that You are capable of scientific thinking You are able to design and carry out experiments under supervision You are profoundly familiar with the topic of your thesis You are capable of effective written scientific communication A Master’s thesis project usually consists of four distinct phases Design and planning of the study Gathering the data (field work and/or laboratory work and/or mathematical modelling) Analysing the data (validation/quality control, statistical analysis, plotting) Interpreting and discussing the results in the light of existing literature on the topic Typically, the work is carried out in a research project in which you have a clearly defined and independent role. You must write the thesis yourself. Your work will be supervised by a person, such as a professor or lecturer, who has a PhD in the same field of research and who knows the topic and the relevant courses well. Upon completing your Master’s project, you will understand how a research project proceeds, from planning the work to carrying it out and reporting the results. Ca­reer pro­spects With a Master’s degree in Plant Biology, you will have many potential career opportunities. You can work especially As a researcher and/or part-time teacher at universities or other institutions of higher education As a researcher in national and international institutions in the public and private sectors As an expert, civil servant, authority or PR officer in public administration In various positions in international organisations or enterprises engaged in bioeconomy As an entrepreneur in the biological or environmental sectors of business Com­pet­ence In addition to the job prospects listed above, you will be eligible for doctoral studies in relevant doctoral programmes in Finland, Europe or anywhere in the world. For doctoral programmes at the University of Helsinki, please see item 12 below. In­ter­na­tion­al­iz­a­tion International scope is a key benefit of the Plant Biology programme. You will be encouraged and helped to seek exchange possibilities in international student exchange programmes with cooperating universities. In this way you will get new ideas, perspectives and personal contacts that may prove useful later in your working life or doctoral studies. All of our research groups include numerous members from Europe and farther afield. Thus you will be doing research in an international community and will be able to improve your skills in foreign languages, especially English, which is of primary importance in working life today. You can also tutor international students or act in the student’s subject association or Student’s Union and get valuable experience of international and multicultural communities. Net­work­ing Such a multifaceted programme is only possible through the joint efforts of various parties. Therefore the teaching and research is carried out in cooperation with the Institute of Biotechnology, Botany Unit of the Finnish Museum of Natural History, Natural Resources Institute in Finland, Plant Biotechnology Unit of the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finnish Food Safety Authority EVIRA, and Boreal Plant Breeding Ltd. company. This ensures that you will have good prospects for jobs or apprenticeships. The experimental greenhouses and outdoor fields on the Viikki campus are also used for teaching purposes. The five field stations in Finland owned by the University of Helsinki are a valuable asset and the venues for numerous field courses. Of the stations, Tvärminne Zoological Station is located on the southern coast, Lammi Biological Station and Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station in the southern inland, and Värriö Subarctic Research Station and Kilpisjärvi Biological Station in Lapland, in the north of Finland. At the Taita Hills Research Station in Kenya, East Africa, you can have a completely different, once-in-a-lifetime learning experience. Re­search fo­cus All teaching is based on the latest scientific knowledge. Research in Plant Biology is advancing on many fronts. It operates from the molecular and cellular levels to the ecosystem level, and covers both wild and cultivated plants. The main focus areas are regulation of plant development and differentiation of tissues and organs; crop yield and breeding of cultivated plants; stress responses; population ecology of fungal plant diseases; and evolution, ecology, genetics, genomics and biotechnology of plants and fungi. Studying Plant Biology will involve you in fascinating research projects looking for solutions to many current problems. Viikki Plant Science Centre (ViPS) is a virtual, internationally recognised community of researchers based on the Viikki campus. It includes plant researchers working in different units and faculties within the campus. Its purpose is to advance and expedite cooperation in high-standard teaching and research. As a student you will be part of the ViPS community through the courses, seminars, apprenticeships and degree work offered by the Master’s Programme in Plant Biology. [-]

M.Sc. in Management & Engineering in Water Resources

RWTH International Academy / RWTH Aachen University
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Germany Aachen

Water management systems are fundamental to society, through the supply of safe drinking water, the treatment of waste water, the flood and costal protection and through the social and ecological roles of water management. Significant resources are invested to ensure that complex water systems meet the levels of service and performance requirements as defined by increasing social and environmental requirements, whilst minimizing financial, environmental and social costs. The continued development, operation and management of these systems requires highly trained experts with knowledge and practical skills that covers science, engineering and management disciplines. This M.Sc. programme provides the educational base and professional foundation for this, educates graduates that stand out for their ability to integrate scientific principles, engineering knowledge and management techniques for innovative problem solving. [+]

+++ New Programme +++ Expected Start in the Winter Semester 2017/18 +++ https://www.academy.rwth-aachen.de/en/education-formats/msc-degree-programmes/management-and-engineering-in-water An expert in water resource is someone who... Develops sustainable coast and river protection systems most cost-efficiently Unifies the ecological and economical approaches to natural water resources Develops sustainable waste water treatment systems and provide high-level drinking water Consults municipal water companies in developing investment strategies to improve the water management systems Combines the technical demands of an urban water supply with the preservation of ecological systems Consults the government in water conservation strategies and sustainable water cycle management ... to make a difference. Is this you? Obtaining, distributing and managing the vulnerable resource water will play an even bigger role in the future than it does today. Reconciling ecology and economy in the water management is a challenging task where management skills and water engineering know-how is indispensable. Therefore it is important that the complex water systems meet the levels of service and performance requirements defined by increasingly social and environmental demands, whilst minimizing financial, environmental and social costs. The continued development, operation and management of these systems requires highly trained experts with knowledge and practical skills that covers science, engineering and management disciplines. The programme Master of Science in Management and Engineering of Water Resources combines the wide range of applied science, engineering and management disciplines represented in water management. The main objective of the course is to offer further expertise in the water management sector by providing a balance of technical, theoretical and practical knowledge in fields like Environmental Analysis, Water Supply, Pipe Construction, Operation and Maintenance, Wastewater Treatment, Groundwater Management, Water Governance, Water and Energy, Flood and Coast Protection, Change Management (climate, demographic, urbanization). [-]

Master in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Oceans and Lakes)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The interuniversity master’s programme offers a multidisciplinary approach to marine and lacustrine systems. It integrates physical, chemical, geological, ecological and societal aspects and encourages students to also consider conservational and sustainability features. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The programme provides insight into the diversity and complexity of the life and processes in the oceans, seas, lakes and estuaries and skills to study and manage them. In many cases, this diversity is endangered because the aquatic environment is increasingly coming under pressure—climate change, biodiversity erosion, increasing fishery requirements and overfishing, pollution, developments in aquaculture, coastal reclamation, etc. This 2-year master programme addresses students with a background in Sciences. It provides you with strong fundamental and applied knowledge and prepares you for an active role in the scientific research and management of marine ecosystems. The programme adopts a multidisciplinary approach integrating physical, chemical geological, ecological and societal aspects and including nature conservation and sustainable development. This programme trains students in: ... [-]


MSc Biology

Leiden University
Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The Master specialisation Animal Biology and Disease Models offers a research-oriented education in animal biology with a strong focus on the generation of fundamental scientific knowledge that can lead to the improvement of human health. [+]

The MSc in Biology in Leiden offers a wealth of opportunities for students who are interested in molecular biosciences or in evolution, biodiversity and conservation. The Biology Institute at Leiden University has a number of highly recognised research specialisations in evolution and molecular biology. The Institute of Environmental Sciences specialises in research in the area of conservation and sustainability. The availability of extensive invaluable biodiversity collections at the National Herbarium of the Netherlands, the famous Hortus botanicus, and the popular National Museum of Natural History ‘Naturalis’ contribute to an excellent environment for biologists in Leiden. Biology in Leiden is part of the Faculty of Science, providing ample opportunities for crossing borders with other science areas. Furthermore, the close proximity of the Bio Science Park with its many companies active in the (bio)medical field and the collaborations with the Leiden University Medical Center expand the study possibilities enormously. 5 Reason to choose Biology at Leiden No fewer than five biological research institutes collaborate in the MSc programme in Leiden, giving it a very broad and diverse scope. The multi-disciplinary character of the programme is further increased through collaborations between our research groups and other biological and medical research institutions. All MSc specialisations combine a solid educational programme with the focus on hands-on research, providing a balanced training. Biology in Leiden offers an international academic environment and world-class research. In Leiden, you can combine training in biological research with training in communication, education and science-based business. Specialisations Biology and Education Biology and Science Communication and Society Biology and Science-Based Business Evolutionary Biology Biodiversity and Sustainability From Cells to Organisms Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology Interested? If you would like to know more, perhaps about the specialisations, please send us a message or visit the programme page: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/biology/en/introduction [-]

Master of Science in Biology

Fort Hays State University Graduate School
Campus Full time Part time 30 - 36 hours August 2017 USA Wichita + 1 more

The graduate program in biology provides you with flexibility to pursue advanced study in such areas as biology, botany, conservation biology, ecology, fisheries biology, microbiology, [+]

Master of Science in Biology

 

The graduate program in biology provides you with flexibility to pursue advanced study in such areas as biology, botany, conservation biology, ecology, fisheries biology, microbiology, rangeland biology, systematics, wildlife biology, and zoology.

Graduate curricula are not specified as such; rather programs are designed with your major professor and graduate committee, according to your individual needs and career goals. Your graduate study can lead to a terminal Master of Science degree or prepare you for acceptance into a doctoral program at another university. All graduate programs designed for research professions or doctoral programs include a research project and thesis developed in consultation with your major professor and graduate committee. The thesis defense consists of an oral presentation of your results that is open to the public, followed by a closed session with your advisor and thesis committee. You must also successfully complete a comprehensive oral exam. More information may be obtained from the Graduate School.If you want to pursue a graduate degree as a secondary teacher in biology, or if you desire a "general" master's degree, you may select the non-thesis option, which requires additional coursework and a research paper in lieu of a thesis. An oral presentation is not required for the non-thesis option, but the comprehensive oral exam is. For information about options for a summer-only program for secondary teachers, contact the department chair.... [-]


MSc in Agrobiology

Aarhus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus

Developing solutions for healthy food production while decreasing environmental impact and increasing animal welfare is the main focus in the agrobiology programme at Aarhus University. Topics of study are genetics, biotechnology, production systems, and the interaction of agriculture with nature, among others. The programme is broadly science-based with a focus on applicability and problem-solving, and takes an integrative approach to learning about the biology behind food production. [+]

FOOD PRODUCTION IN A CHALLENGING FUTURE Developing solutions for healthy food production while decreasing environmental impact and increasing animal welfare is the main focus in the agrobiology programme at Aarhus University. Topics of study are genetics, biotechnology, production systems, and the interaction of agriculture with nature, among others. The programme is broadly science-based with a focus on applicability and problem-solving, and takes an integrative approach to learning about the biology behind food production. CROSS-SECTIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND APPROACHES The core of this programme is biology, with perspectives on sustainability, environmental impact, animal health and welfare, plant health, and product quality. Students can choose between specialisations including animal nutrition, plant nutrition, animal health and welfare, plant health and pest management or combine animal and plant sciences. Because this is a cross-disciplinary master’s, students can also choose courses from other academic programmes. Students will learn analytical and problem-solving skills, how to do research and how to generate new knowledge. In this programme emphasis is placed as much on the academic and professional skills as on the applied skills. AN INTERNATIONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT International students make up roughly one-third of each class, providing students with international knowledge and perspectives and the possibility to learn about different environments – both academic and agricultural. Because agriculture industries and environmental impacts are international, it is natural to include different national perspectives in discussions about these topics. Denmark is an ideal place to study agriculture because of its huge food production industry, extensive agricultural research, and strict environmental regulations. International students will have a chance to learn from leaders in sustainable food production, and Danish students can learn about conditions outside Denmark. CAREERS Most students who complete this programme find employment in the private sector as advisors or in research and development. Other career possibilities include feed or supply, developing new plants, plant protection, teaching, and working with authorities to develop or enforce industry regulations. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Students must have a bachelor’s degree in life science such as plant, animal or veterinary science. Preference is given to those with an agriculture background. A basic knowledge of biochemistry, statistics, genetics, evolution, or animal nutrition is also beneficial for this programme. This programme attracts students who like applied sciences, have an interest in farming and agriculture, and want to save the planet. “The Agrobiology MSc lets you fine-tune your study programme through the electives you choose. This means that each newly qualified agrobiologist has a unique study profile, and I think this puts you in a very strong position in the labour market. My study programme gave me a specific theoretical knowledge of livestock and crop production, which is a solid foundation for the skills I use in my current job.” LASSE OLSEN PRIMDAL MSc in Agrobiology Crop Consultant, LandboNord [-]

Master of Science in Biological Sciences

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

This degree program is designed to prepare students for many types of biological work that require advanced training beyond the bachelor's degree, including careers in industry and/or civil service, teaching biological sciences at the elementary, secondary, and community college levels, independent research in the field of specialization, or continued graduate work at other institutions. A research thesis is required. [+]

MSc Degrees in Biology. About the Program The Master of Science in Biological Sciences program is designed to prepare students for many types of biological work that require advanced training beyond the bachelor's degree, including careers in industry and/or civil service, teaching biological sciences at the elementary, secondary, and community college levels, independent research in the field of specialization, or continued graduate work at other institutions. A research thesis is required. The Biological Sciences Department at Cal Poly takes Learn by Doing seriously. Over three-fourths of our courses include a lab section. That means our students spend most of their time out in the field collecting data or in the lab running experiments on modern equipment – not sitting at desks. We’re located on California’s Central Coast, the hub of pristine ocean, coastal marine, estuary, riparian, mountain and grassland environments. These unparalleled “living laboratories” are ideal for study and research on plant, aquatic and animal species in a variety of thriving ecosystems. We offer the latest high-tech equipment allowing our students to study life on a molecular level. Those students headed to a medical career can take specialized anatomy classes and labs usually offered to first-year med school students. Curriculum The program of study for all Master’s Degrees must include 45 units of committee approved graduate work, at least 30 units of which must be at the 500 level. At least 18 units of the formal program of study must be completed after the student has been advanced to candidacy. A grade point average of 3.0 or higher is required in all courses included in the Plan of Study. BIO501 Molecular and Cellular Biology (4) BIO502 Biology of Organisms (4) BIO503 Population Biology (4) BIO561 Proposal Writing for Biology Research (3) BIO590 Seminar in Biology (1)(1)(1) BIO591 Trends in Biology (1)(1) Select one of the following*: (4) BIO419 Analytical Methods inEcology BIO542 Multivariate Biometry STAT513 Applied Experimental Design and Regression Models STAT523 Design and Analysis of Experiments STAT524 Applied Regression Analysis BIO599 Thesis, with oral defense (9) Approved electives 400 or 500 level (12) Total: 45 *If a STAT course is chosen, Electives must include 3 units taken within the Biological Sciences Department at Cal Poly in order to meet the program requirement of 32 units. Application and Admission Application deadline is the 1st of February anually. This deadline is a departmental policy and differs from the university deadline listed in the current catalog. Admission is for Fall quarter only. Admission Requirements In addition to Cal Poly university-wide admission requirements, admission into the graduate program in the Biological Sciences Department requires the following: A minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter units (60 semester units) taken as an undergraduate. Candidates with lower GPAs are considered only with extenuating circumstances. Satisfactory scores on the General Graduate Record Examination Aptitude Test. Scores should be at least 150 in each of the verbal and quantitative sections for the “new” GRE, and 1000 for the “old” GRE. (Note that the Biology GRE Subject Test is not required for admission.) Candidates with lower GRE scores are considered only with extenuating circumstances. Prerequisite courses: one year of majors' introductory course work in biology and one course in each of the following areas: general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, calculus, genetics, evolution. NOTE: If you have not taken one or more prerequisite courses, you may still be admitted with conditional status, and will be required to take the course at Cal Poly. At least two letters of reference from persons familiar with recent academic or work performance of the applicant. Note that the Graduate Education website indicates that 3 letters are required; however, we only require 2 letters in Biological Sciences. Letters should be submitted via Interfolio (see below). A one page, typed Statement of Purpose describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study in the Biological Sciences at Cal Poly, your specific areas of interest (including the name(s) of your prospective faculty research advisor(s) if applicable), and any other information you consider pertinent. The statement should be submitted via Interfolio (see below). Curriculum vitae (optional but encouraged). The CV should be submitted via Interfolio (see below). Applicants to the regular MS program are strongly encouraged to contact prospective advisors. Admission to the regular MS program requires that an advisor agree to supervise an applicant. Faculty research interests can be found by browsing faculty profiles. Application Checklist Application to Cal Poly’s graduate program in Biological Sciences requires completion of the following steps at two different websites: Apply to Cal Poly via CSUMentor. This is the mechanism by which you officially apply to Cal Poly. The site closes after February 1, and extensions are not possible. When applying, please arrange to send official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended and an official GRE General Exam score report to Cal Poly Admissions (code 4038). Submit materials below via Interfolio (Click here, then scroll down to the Biological Sciences Interfolio link.) Note that Interfolio is provided by Cal Poly to applicants free of charge. If you have any trouble with Interfolio, please contact Graduate Education at grad@calpoly.edu. Materials must be submitted by March 1, but you should submit materials as early as possible (before February 1 if possible). Please submit: Unofficial transcripts (be sure to submit official transcripts to Admissions as described above) Unofficial GRE General Exam score report (be sure to submit official score report to Admissions as described above) Statement of Purpose At least two letters of reference Curriculum vita (optional but encouraged) Admission Steps and Timeline Application completed via CSUMentor by 1 February; Eligibility determined by Admissions Office by March; Supporting materials uploaded via Interfolio by 1 March; Recommendation of acceptance communicated by Graduate Coordinator of Biological Sciences Department by April via email; Departmental financial aid (if applicable) offered by mid-May. [-]

MSc Environmental Biology

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

In this programme, you will study the fundamental life processes of plants and microbes. The interdisciplinary course content also offers you the chance to examine animal behaviour from an ecological and evolutionary perspective. [+]

EXPLORE LIFE FROM GENES TO ECOSYSTEMS Plants, animals, and microbes all play a key role in the sustainability of life on Earth. The Master's programme in Environmental Biology offers you the opportunity to explore different organisational levels of life – from genes, cells, and organisms to populations and entire ecosystems. In this programme, you will study the fundamental life processes of plants and microbes. The interdisciplinary course content also offers you the chance to examine animal behaviour from an ecological and evolutionary perspective. Tracks Within the Environmental Biology Master, you can select a specialised track from the following: Plant Biology Fungal Biology Ecology and Natural Resource Management Biomarine Sciences & Palaeoecology Behavioural Ecology Tailor-made study plan Alternatively, you can develop an individualised curriculum suited to your unique interests. We offer you considerable flexibility in choosing specific subfields or topics within Environmental Biology. Study Programme The main components of this two-year Master’s programme (120 EC) are practical research training and advanced theoretical education. The aim of the research projects is to train you as an independent researcher. The programme can only be followed full-time. [-]

Course - MSc/PgDip. in Biodiversity and Conservation

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Biodiversity is the diversity of all life on earth, and is currently being lost at an increasing rate. Biodiversity provides us with food, clothing, fuels, construction materials, medicines and a wide range of ecosystem services. We ourselves are part of the biodiversity of this planet: we must understand and conserve biodiversity to secure a sustainable future for humanity... [+]

MSc Degrees in Biology. Biodiversity is the diversity of all life on earth, and is currently being lost at an increasing rate. Biodiversity provides us with food, clothing, fuels, construction materials, medicines and a wide range of ecosystem services. We ourselves are part of the biodiversity of this planet: we must understand and conserve biodiversity to secure a sustainable future for humanity. This course will provide in-depth training and experience for those looking to further their career in various aspects of biodiversity and its conservation, for students wishing to pursue further post-graduate research in this area, and for professionals already working in conservation biology wishing to obtain relevant qualifications. The course will be taught through a variety of methods: lectures, practicals, field-based learning, guided reading and discussion groups and web-based methods. A variety of assessment procedures will also be adopted - essay writing, oral presentations, web-based tests, examinations and assessment of dissertations. The approach will be to develop, progressively, a high degree of independent thinking and academic excellence in students completing the course, providing a smooth transition for those entering both directly from undergraduate degrees, and for those entering the course from industry. Students will undertake an individual desk-based study where they work closely with an academic supervisor. They also undertake a three-month research project involving experimental data collection, analysis and interpretation, leading to the submission of a dissertation. A highlight of the course is the residential spring field course based in South Africa, which focuses on ecology and the practical aspects of biodiversity conservation (the cost of this field course is not included in the course fees). Course Modules • Introduction to biodiversity • Introduction to conservation biology • Practical environmental assessment • Human interactions with biodiversity • Impacts of environmental change on biodiversity Practical skills modules • Data handling and analysis • Taxonomy, systematics and ID skills • Practical conservation skills • Overseas field course Project modules • Individual desk study • Project planning • Individual research project Entry requirements Applicants should hold at least an upper second class honours, or equivalent qualification, in a science subject that included significant components of botany, zoology or a relevant life science. Non-EU applicants will be required to hold an equivalent qualification. Candidates with relevant experience as professional practitioners in biodiversity management or policy may be accepted with lower qualifications. Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English in a test administered by an institution independent of their own university (see https://www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/how-to-apply/requirements/international.php). [-]

MS Biology

East Tennessee State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Johnson City

The Master of Science degree program in Biology is designed to provide a broad-based education while developing research skills. Areas of particular interest to the faculty include Anatomy, Aquatic Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Cell Biology, Conservation Biology, Developmental Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Population Biology, Physiology, Science Education, and Systematics. Students successfully completing the M.S. program are encouraged to seek doctoral degrees. [+]

The Master of Science degree program in Biology is designed to provide a broad-based education while developing research skills. Areas of particular interest to the faculty include Anatomy, Aquatic Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Cell Biology, Conservation Biology, Developmental Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Population Biology, Physiology, Science Education, and Systematics. Students successfully completing the M.S. program are encouraged to seek doctoral degrees. The program has financial support available in the form of Graduate Assistantships and Tuition Scholarships. In order to receive full consideration, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all materials by February 1 (for fall admission) and July 1 (for spring admission). The students will choose a major professor by the end of the first semester. To facilitate this decision, curing their first semester, students will interview faculty members to determine their research interests and explore the potential for student participation in ongoing research programs. The major professor, in consultation with the student, recommends at least two additional members of the student's advisory committee. Persons from outside the program may also be added. The advisory committee will meet with the student to set up the plan of study based on the student's background and interests. The program must be approved by one of the program coordinators. The student's advisory committee will meet with the student a minimum of once per semester to assess progress, check the plan of study is being followed, make suggestions and provide supervision as needed. The advisory committee's composition is not binding and may be changed upon written justification. It is the student's responsibility to maintain acceptable progress toward the completion of all degree requirements. Before admission to candidacy, the student must meet the minimum requirements of the Graduate School and the student's advisory committee. Before graduation, the student must satisfactorily complete a written qualifying examination, preferably near the end of the third semester. One re-evaluation is allowed/ Failure to complete the evaluation satisfactorily will result in removal from the program. The evaluation will include emphasis on interrelationships, problem solving, and analysis. Final evaluation involves an oral presentation of the thesis and an oral examination in the area of specialization. Program Admission Requirements Submit a general GRE score Have a 3.0 overall grade point average (on a 4.0 system) in their major An undergraduate major in the life or physical sciences, with supporting courses in general chemistry, one year of organic chemistry (microbiology concentration will accept one semester of organic and one semester of biochemistry), and one year of physics are preferred A course in calculus and/or a course in probability and statistics is recommended 2-3 letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf Core Requirements At least two of the following Topics courses (selection of the appropriate courses will be made in consultation with the student's advisory committee and/or the graduate coordinator): Biol 5100 - Cell/Molecular Biology Biol 5200 - Organismal Biology Biol 5300 - Ecology/Evolution Biol 5400 - Systematic Biology Biol 5500 - Biometry Biol 5600 - Bibliographic Research (must be taken the first fall semester) Biol 5700 - Seminar (students are required to take this course for two semesters, but are expected to attend departmental seminars on a regular basis, regardless of enrollment in the course) Biol 5900 - Independent Studies (not to exceed a total of 9 credit hours when combined with Biol 5910) Biol 5910 - Research in Biology (not to exceed a total of 9 credit hours when combined with Biol 5900) Biol 5960 - Thesis [-]

MSc in Reproductive Biology

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time 12 - 24 months September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Master of Science program in Reproductive Biology aims at providing the theoretical background as well as practical skills in reproductive medicine and assisted reproduction technologies [+]

M.Sc. in Reproductive Biology

 

Master of Science program in Reproductive Biology aims at providing the theoretical background as well as practical skills in reproductive medicine and assisted reproduction technologies. The program includes courses on the development of male and female reproductive cells, embryo development, handling of reproductive cells and embryo at laboratory conditions. It also discusses the medical problems of the patients applying to "Assisted Reproductive Technologies Centers" and approaches to such problems. Graduates of the program will have the necessary background and skills to be employed in "Assisted Reproductive Technologies Centers" and "Andrology Laboratories". Additionally, they can apply to the centers assigned by the Ministry of Health to obtain the certificate required to work as the "Director of Embryology Laboratory". The graduates will also be equipped with the skills suitable for working in stem-cell and other cell-culture laboratories, with extensive research experience and background to apply to the Doctor of Philosophy program in related fields (embryology, reproductive biology).... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences

University of Turku
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Turku

Master’s Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences offers extensive training in modern biosciences and/or digital health engineering. The students graduating from this cross-disciplinary programme will have acquired scientific and analytical skills, expertise in present theories and up-to-date technologies as well as practical skills including teamwork, leadership, and interpersonal skills in an international environment. The acquired methodological skills and advanced knowledge allow the students to continue their career paths in academia or industry. [+]

masters.utu.fi Master's Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences Extensive cross-disciplinary training for future experts! Master’s Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences offers extensive training in modern biosciences and/or digital health engineering. The programme offers four different tracks: Health Technology, Medical Analytics and Health Internet-of-Things, Bioinformatics and Molecular Systems Biology. The students graduating from this cross-disciplinary programme will have acquired scientific and analytical skills, expertise in present theories and up-to-date technologies as well as practical skills including teamwork, leadership, and interpersonal skills in an international environment. The acquired methodological skills and advanced knowledge allow the students to continue their career paths in academia or industry. MASTER DETAILS PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The Master’s degree in Digital Health and Life Sciences is a two-year programme amounting 120 ECTS. The degree is comprised of: Common courses which provides you essential knowledge needed in modern bio-health sciences as well as transferrable skills including mandatory language studies (Finnish for foreigner, 5 ECTS and English: Academic writing skills, 2 ECTS) Track-specific Major subject studies that will provide the state-of-the-art theories and practical skills relevant to the field Master’s thesis and related research project and seminar where you will apply your newly acquired knowledge Selectable studies in different thematic areas and special themes Academic excellence & experience The programme offers four different tracks with specific focus on Digital Health and Life Sciences: Health Technology, Medical Analytics and Health Internet-of-Things (IoT), Bioinformatics and Molecular Systems Biology. The goal of the Health Technology major is an interdisciplinary collaboration between information technology and health sciences. The major consists of studies from the fields of software engineering, information systems and nursing science, giving an excellent stepping stone for students to plan, develop and implement health technology solutions and products for clinical practice and personalised health care. Adapting theoretical knowledge to implement and tune a working solution to a real-life interdisciplinary challenge in an international setting is also an essential part of your studies in this track. The Medical Analytics and Health IoT major brings together skills and principles from computer science, embedded systems as well as from medical sciences to build understanding of theory and practical competences in the field. Unlike many traditional biomedical study programmmes, which are often focused on signal processing and medical machinery, Medical Analytics and Health IoT puts emphasis on contemporary technologies and gives tools to work with the near future ICT technologies. This study track has a strong focus on data analytics and medical Internet of Things while at the same time leveraging from machine learning and software engineering, embedded electronics and security that are strongly represented at Department of Information Technology. When you choose Bioinformatics as your major subject, you will focus on analyses of many kinds of biomedical data, such as DNA sequences and protein structures. Human genome sequences and its variations are at the core of personalised medicine, a growing industry, so more professionals are constantly needed both for developing analysis methods and for running the analyses. You will be participating in actual, new research during your studies and get experience in working in a multidisciplinary team of experts. Molecular Systems Biology offers extensive training in modern molecular biology and specialized education focused on systems biology. In Molecular Systems Biology track you will get a solid understanding of the theories and concepts behind state-of-the-art technologies used for systems biology research in a variety of molecular bioscience disciplines. Hands-on training provided in practical courses and research projects allows you to develop methodological proficiency in current systems biology techniques. The course facilitates strong expertise and active participation in modern bioscience research. Master’s thesis & topics The final project aiming for the Master´s thesis is based on an independent, experimental research project, research seminar and written Master’s thesis. Depending on the study track the final project can consist of a research project focusing on data analysis or other information technological aspects and/or a research project carried out in the laboratory under supervision. The results obtained at the research project will be presented in a Master’s seminar using common procedures known from scientific meetings. The master’s thesis will be written based on the results from the experimental work and a review of relevant background literature. Examples of thesis topics: Health Technology: Ubiquitous Healthcare System based on Internet of Things Semantic Interoperability for Health Systems Using HL7 Standard Rehabilitation evaluation and current simulation assist-treatment for the stroke patients Medical Analytics and Health Internet of Things: Detection of Atrial Fibrillation by Using Smartphone Accelerometer Reconfigurable Framework for Abnormality Aware ECG Monitoring Device Sleep Stages Analysis through Remote Bio Sensors Bioinformatics: Analysis of Alpha CA Genes in Early Vertebrates and High-Invertebrates Probing MST1 Kinase Sequence and Structure for Rational Drug Discovery Optimization and Applications of Large-Scale Biomedical Event Networks Molecular Systems Biology: Do the secreted molecules of gut bacterium Faecalibacterium prausnitzii inhibit the fat accumulation in hepatocytes in vitro? Potential of native microalgae strains grown in wastewater for biodiesel production in Nordic climate Calcium induced proteome changes in isolated chloroplasts of Arabidopsis thaliana CAREER OPTIONS Competence description In the Master’s Degree Programme in Molecular Health and Life Sciences you will learn how to: work in an international and interdisciplinary environment. work in a research group. In the Health Technology track you will: obtain skills to implement health technology solutions understand ICT assisted health processes In the Medical Analytics and Health Internet of Things track you will: obtain expertise in medical data analysis get skills to utilize Internet of Things in healthcare In the Bioinformatics track you will: understand both biological and information technological aspects of bioinformatics handle masses of data through programming analyse biological data with statistical methods In the Molecular Systems Biology track you will: have expertise in current theories in systems biology master state-of-the-art technologies in modern biosciences, including transcriptomics, proteomics and bioinformatics. Job options Master´s Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences educates future experts for positions in academia, industry, and public sector. Students graduating from the programme may work, among others, as: Project manager Research coordinator Research scientist University lecturer Entrepreneur System architect Data analyst Developer Engineer Career in research Master of Science degree provides you with eligibility for scientific postgraduate degree studies. Postgraduate degrees are doctoral and licentiate degrees. Degrees can be completed at the University of Turku in the University of Turku Graduate School and one of the Doctoral Programmes. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General degree requirement BSc degree that formally qualifies the applicant to access Master-level studies in the country where it has been completed. This degree should correspond to at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or to three years of full-time study. Programme-specific requirements The programme is open to applicants with sufficient background knowledge in life sciences, technical sciences and/or natural sciences, and with a lower university degree, BSc degree (180 ECTS). The relevance of previous studies depends on the chosen study track. In the Health Technology, and Medical Analytics and Health IoT tracks, relevant fields of previous studies include Computer Science and Computer Engineering. In the Bioinformatics track, the relevant fields of prior studies are biosciences and information technology, or other relevant fields of studies where sufficient knowledge of information technology and/or biosciences is achieved. In the Molecular Systems Biology track, relevant fields of previous studies include molecular biosciences including biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, molecular plant biology and molecular microbiology. Applicants may choose only one of the four available tracks upon application. Therefore, it is very important that the applicant chooses the track that is closest to the field of his/her previous degree. The decision for admission will be based on the relevance of: the applicant’s awarded degree(s) The amount, relevance and grades of the courses in the degree(s) The language test result (see Language requirements) The motivation letter and possible answers to the optional questions included in the application. Possible online interview The letter of motivation is an important factor in considering the applicant's suitability to the programme, please prepare it carefully. Please notice that the motivation letter may be checked for plagiarism with the Turnitin system of the University of Turku. A previously earned Master's degree does not automatically place the applicant ahead of other applicants. If need be, the most promising applicants will be invited to an online interview. Additional studies The contents of formally eligible applicants' previous degrees do not always correspond to the academic level of the programme. Therefore admitted students can be advised or required to complete additional, Bachelor level studies while studying for the Master's Degree. These studies are not part of the Master's Degree and may extend the targeted study time. In case the applicant lacks previous knowledge only in a certain field which is required to be able to follow a specific course within the Master's Degree Programme, the additional studies may be included in the optional studies of the Master's Degree. The extent and contents of the additional studies are defined in a personal study plan at the beginning of the studies. The amount of required additional studies cannot exceed 60 ECTS. Language Requirements All applicants must prove their knowledge of English in one of the ways accepted by the Faculty. a) applicants must pass a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 575 (paper-based test) / 92 (Internet-based test, no individual scores below 20) or IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing Service) 6.5 (no individual scores below 6.0) or PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) with a minimum score of 62 (no individual scores below 54). Applicants who have completed their Bachelor’s degree in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, USA or the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden) are exempted from the language test. These applicants knowledge of English must be indicated in their Bachelor’s degree certificate. b) CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: pass Grades A, B or C c) CAE (Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English): pass Grades A, B or C More detailed language requirements HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY The application period The application period for the programme is yearly around the turn of the year. The studies start in following September. There is only one intake per year and the studies can be started only in the fall. The application period for studies starting in September 2017 is 1 December 2016 – 13 January 2017 at 15:00 (local time in Finland, GMT +2). Please read carefully all the application instructions and detailed admission requirements before applying! Make sure that you fulfill both the admission and language requirements before applying. How to apply Applications are done on the Studyinfo portal (www.studyinfo.fi). Search for the Master’s Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences, University of Turku. Check the admission requirements carefully. Go to Studyinfo portal, www.studyinfo.fi. Fill in and submit the application form online. Collect the required enclosures Send all your documents to University Admissions Finland ©City of Turku and University of Turku Communications [-]

Master of Science in Biology

Roosevelt University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chicago Schaumburg

The Master of Science program in Biology prepares students for employment in a variety of professional settings and for further study toward doctoral degrees such as the MD, DDS and PhD. [+]

MSc Degrees in Biology. Biology, MS Offered in: CHICAGO | SCHAUMBURG The Master of Science program in Biology prepares students for employment in a variety of professional settings and for further study toward doctoral degrees such as the MD, DDS and PhD. It is a comprehensive biological science program in which a student may concentrate primarily in cellular/molecular biology, physiology/developmental biology, conservation ecology, or biochemistry. The program is appropriate for students holding a baccalaureate degree in biology, health science, or related sciences, or for those who have taken the prerequisite undergraduate courses. The emphasis of the MS Biology degree program is to develop practical research skills and a broad conceptual foundation in the field of biological science. Students in the program receive: Graduate-level coursework in a rigorous, yet flexible and broad-based curriculum. An academic environment that fosters collaboration among students. Personal attention from experienced faculty. Advising and mentoring in academic, volunteer, research and internship opportunities that enhance student skills before transitioning to graduate school, professional school or the workforce. The program is course-based and includes a one-semester research experience. Students who are prepared for advanced research training may pursue a Master’s thesis under the sponsorship of a department faculty member. Admission Applicants should consult the general requirements for admission to graduate study in the College of Arts and Sciences covered on the Roosevelt University web site. Graduate faculty members will evaluate each applicant’s individual record of academic achievement, professional experience and self-assessment. Weakness in one or a few areas of preparation will not preclude a positive admission decision. Application materials Graduate Application: Application to the College of Arts & Sciences at Roosevelt University. Official Transcript(s): Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Expanded Resume: Students should provide a detailed account of their academic and extracurricular experiences. Discuss any employment, teaching, leadership and research experiences along with a brief description of what was learned from each experience. Personal Statement: The brief (one-page) personal statement conveys the student's motivation for his/her chosen career. If the student has a personal statement from a central admissions service, they may submit this statement. Two Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation appropriate for a professional school application. Official GRE, MCAT, PCAT or DAT Score (recommended): Official score in one of the graduate admissions tests that is no more than three years old. Prerequisites Prerequisite coursework Applicants to the MS Biology program must hold a baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) and must have completed the academic requirements described below. Mathematics through integral calculus Chemistry through the second semester of organic chemistry Physics through the second semester of physics with calculus Biology through introductory biology Students lacking these prerequisites may be admitted provisionally until they have been completed satisfactorily (grade of B- or better). None of the prerequisite courses may be used toward fulfilling the requirements for the Master's degree. Graduate transfer credit toward the degree must be approved by the faculty in each concentration and is limited to six semester hours. Requirements Program Requirements The MS in Biology requires a minimum of 36 semester hours, at least 30 of which must be completed at Roosevelt University. Students may concentrate their studies in cellular and molecular biology, physiology and developmental biology, conservation ecology, or biochemistry. New students must consult with the graduate program director upon admission to the graduate program. Each graduate student is required to meet with a graduate advisor at least once each semester to select appropriate courses for the following semester. Research opportunities All students must complete three semester hours of research by enrolling in Research in Biology (BIOL 492) or in Research Methods (BIOL 468). It is recommended that BIOL 492 be taken for 3 semester hours, but it may be taken in increments to total 3 semester hours. Following the initial research experience, qualified students may pursue advanced study toward a Master’s thesis by enrolling in 3-6 additional credits of Thesis (BIOL 485). These credits are included in the total graduate credit hours. A student who has completed at least one semester of full-time graduate study (or 9 credit hours) with a grade average of 3.0 (B) or higher should consult with members of the department faculty to select a research advisor. Recommended courses The remaining coursework may be chosen from the appropriate list below or from other scheduled courses, in consultation with a graduate advisor. Other courses, including select courses at the advanced undergraduate level, may be taken as a course-by-arrangement with instructor and advisor approval. No more than 10 semester hours of course-by-arrangement will be included in the 36 semester hour minimum. 300-level courses BIOL 310 Fundamentals of Behavioral Neuropsychology .....3 BIOL 324 Marine Biology .....3 BIOL 360 Microbiology .....5 Biochemistry BCHM 420 Physical Chemistry for Bioscience .....3 BCHM 444 Bioinorganic Chemistry .....3 BCHM 454 Experimental Methods in Biochemistry and Biotechnology .....2 BCHM 457 Advanced Biochemistry .....3 BCHM 464 Protein Structure Determination .....3 BCHM 493 Biochemistry Seminar .....1 BIOL 453 Molecular Biology .....5 BIOL 458 Cell Biology .....5 BIOL 491 Medical Internship .....3 Cellular and Molecular Biology BCHM 420 Physical Chemistry for Bioscience .....3 BCHM 454 Experimental Methods in Biochemistry and Biotechnology .....2 BCHM 457 Advanced Biochemistry .....3 BIOL 404 Histology and Ultrastructure .....5 BIOL 451 Advanced Genetics .....5 BIOL 453 Molecular Biology .....5 BIOL 458 Cell Biology .....5 BIOL 461 Information Technology for Biosciences .....3 BIOL 467 Immunology .....5 Conservation Biology BIOL 414 Quantitative Ecology and Conservation .....5 BIOL 422 Botany .....4 BIOL 432 Ecology of the Tallgrass Prairies .....4 BIOL 451 Genetics .....5 BIOL 456 Developmental Biology .....3 BIOL 465 Aquatic Toxicology .....5 BIOL 467 Immunology .....5 BIOL 492 Research Methods .....3 Physiology and Developmental Biology BIOL 404 Histology and Ultrastructure .....5 BIOL 430 Physiology: Mechanisms and Disorders .....3 BIOL 438 Organ Systems Physiology .....5 BIOL 453 Molecular Biology .....5 BIOL 456 Developmental Biology .....3 BIOL 458 Research Methods .....5 BIOL 467 Immunology .....5 BIOL 491 Medical Internship .....3 [-]

M.Sc. Biological Sciences

BITS Pilani
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years July 2017 India Hyderabad Vasco da Gama + 1 more

These are integrated degree programmes without any intermediate B.Sc. degree. While these programmes ensure the required science component in any comparable postgraduate science degrees of other universities, they also incorporate many courses which have been notionally considered to be the domain of engineers. [+]

These are integrated degree programmes without any intermediate B.Sc. degree. While these programmes ensure the required science component in any comparable postgraduate science degrees of other universities, they also incorporate many courses which have been notionally considered to be the domain of engineers. The integrated nature of the programmes and their analytical and engineering science contents give them a added professional character and equips students with the skills and problem solving abilities to participate usefully in industrial jobs. While a capable student with a 10+2 background may be able to complete these programmes in four years, students with a 10+2+3 background with a B.Sc. degree, admitted on advanced standing basis will require two to three years to finish the programme. The vast majority of students who are admitted for these degrees also aspire and work for a second degree from B.E. (Hons.), M.M.S., B.Pharm. degrees under the dual degree scheme. Practice School All the integrated first degree programmes have Practice School options. which consists of two courses, Practice School I and Practice School II. A student goes to Practice School I of two months' duration during the summer following second year and to Practice School II of five and a half months' duration during the final year. The curriculum, through Practice School, finds a formal method of bringing the reality of professional environment into the educational process. Electives A student is required to complete at least 12 elective courses under the categories of Humanities electives, Discipline electives and Open electives. By judicious choice of these courses a student can obtain depth in his/her discipline and/or expand his/her horizon to gain exposure to one or more other areas of study. [-]

Master of Science in Biology

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 USA Wayne

The MS in biology is a 30-credit degree program that is designed to assist students in attaining a balanced knowledge of advanced biology with an emphasis on critical thinking and independent study and research. Lecture, discussion, laboratory exercises, assigned readings, and reports present the status and importance of current research from current literature. The program offers students several areas of emphasis in general biology, physiology, ecology, or biotechnology. The program provides a solid background for further graduate study toward a doctorate in biology or related fields, provides teachers with additional experience in the theory and practice of biology, and trains biologists to pursue applied fields such as electron microscopy, tissue culture, ecology, pollution control, and biotechnology. The program offers both thesis and non-thesis options. [+]

MSc Degrees in Biology. The MS in biology is a 30-credit degree program that is designed to assist students in attaining a balanced knowledge of advanced biology with an emphasis on critical thinking and independent study and research. Lecture, discussion, laboratory exercises, assigned readings, and reports present the status and importance of current research from current literature. The program offers students several areas of emphasis in general biology, physiology, ecology, or biotechnology. The program provides a solid background for further graduate study toward a doctorate in biology or related fields, provides teachers with additional experience in the theory and practice of biology, and trains biologists to pursue applied fields such as electron microscopy, tissue culture, ecology, pollution control, and biotechnology. The program offers both thesis and non-thesis options. The M.S. in biology is a 30-credit degree program that offers advanced courses and seminars in many areas of Biology including molecular biology, ecology, organismic biology, and biotechnology. The program offers a solid background for further graduate study toward a doctorate in biology or related fields, provides teachers with additional experience in the theory and practice of biology, and trains biologists to pursue applied fields such as electron microscopy, tissue culture, ecology and biotechnology. Students who opt for the thesis option must conduct original research under the mentorship of a full-time faculty member. Prospective thesis students are encouraged to contact a faculty member in their area of expertise prior to submitting their application. University policy states that all students must pass an exit examination. For students pursuing the thesis option, their thesis and its oral defense before a faculty panel will constitute the exit exam. Students pursuing a non-thesis option are required to complete a course in Independent Study or Independent Reading, write a paper and present their findings before the faculty, constituting their exit requirement. Financial aid is available in the form of Graduate Assistantships and departmental scholarships to a limited number of graduate students. Admission Requirements: In addition to the University’s admission requirements: Baccalaureate degree, preferably in biology or a related major. Applicant should have had at least one course each in general biology and genetics. At least one year each of chemistry, physics, and mathematics (including a semester of calculus). Students who do not fulfil tee. Cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.00 on 4.00 scale. Satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. Graduate Record Examination is waived for students who graduated from William Paterson University with a biology degree with at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. Two letters of recommendation that attest to applicant’s academic qualifications. Students applying from countries where English is not the language of instruction should have a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and provide a recognized translation of their degrees and transcripts. Program Requirements: 30 credits of graduate study Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale [-]