Master of Science (MSc) in Natural Sciences in North America

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Natural Sciences

Master of Science (MSc): These programs are postgraduate studies for people who have recently finished their undergraduate studies and want to improve their knowledge on a profound and more scientific level.

In a natural sciences academic program, many branches of the field might be explored in depth with the goal of observing and learning about nature. Some of these branches may include astronomy, biology, physics, ecology and chemistry.

Spanning 23 countries, North America is continent filled with educational opportunity. Students have the opportunity to learn multiple languages and develop an understanding of vastly different cultures.

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Master in Space Studies

Rice University | Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Houston + 1 more

This degree is one of five tracks in the professional master’s program at Rice housed in the Wiess School of Natural Sciences and focuses on training students in Space Engineering and Science with the intent of creating new options for those students interested in working in the space technology industry or related government entities, e.g. NASA, as well as governmental relations positions in non-profit organizations, industry and academic institutions. These master’s degrees are designed for students seeking to gain further technical core expertise coupled with enhanced management, communication, and leadership skills instilling a level of scholastic proficiency that exceeds that of the bachelor’s level, and creating the cross-functional aptitudes needed in modern industry and government. [+]

“NASA has had a long and productive relationship with Rice University beginning at the establishment of Johnson Space Center. This collaboration continues today. As part of NASA's overall mission, we are dedicated to education at all levels with special emphasis on education programs that meet our workforce needs. Rice has historically educated our outstanding scientists and engineers.

The Professional Master's degree in Space Studies fits within our workforce needs as it provides training across technical areas, from science to practical engineering and management. These types of programs can enhance our workforce as we continue in the 21st-century transformation of human space flight. We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Rice and your program."... [-]


Master in Biology

Hampton University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Hampton

The Department of Biological Sciences of Hampton University offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences, a Master of Science degree in Biology, and the Master of Science in Medical Science degree. The principal objective of our Departmental program is to incorporate the instructional and research expertise of our faculty to provide a scholarly atmosphere where students are exposed to a variety of ways to define, analyze, question and solve scientific research problems. Our curriculum provides fundamental and advanced interdisciplinary academic and professional enrichment for students who aspire to pursue careers in molecular, genetic, microbial, botanical, ecological and organismal research, as well as those with an interest in medical and health-related professional careers. [+]

The Department of Biological Sciences of Hampton University offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences, a Master of Science degree in Biology, and the Master of Science in Medical Science degree. The principal objective of our Departmental program is to incorporate the instructional and research expertise of our faculty to provide a scholarly atmosphere where students are exposed to a variety of ways to define, analyze, question and solve scientific research problems. Our curriculum provides fundamental and advanced interdisciplinary academic and professional enrichment for students who aspire to pursue careers in molecular, genetic, microbial, botanical, ecological and organismal research, as well as those with an interest in medical and health-related professional careers.... [-]


Master of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Education

Grand Canyon University
Online Campus 8 weeks September 2018 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale + 3 more

Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Education degree program provides the opportunity for students with a background in biology to pursue a career in education. [+]

Overview

Connect Your Passion for Biology and Teaching

Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Education degree program provides the opportunity for students with a background in biology to pursue a career in education. This graduate biology education program prepares students to teach biology in undergraduate courses at a two-year or four-year institution in both campus and online modalities.

Students will engage in a curriculum that balances biology content with pedagogy and classroom techniques. By pursuing this career pathway, students will adopt best teaching practices, analyze current research, learn to communicate complex topics and ideas and explore graduate-level biology concepts within the context of real-world examples.... [-]


Biological Sciences

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Boston

We offer both research and non-research based degrees. Our primary goal is towards research training; students pursuing a research-based path earn either Ph.D. or M.S. degrees. Students achieving Ph.D. degrees typically continue on as postdoctoral fellows on a career track directed towards academic research and teaching or industrial research. [+]

Biological Sciences

Graduate Program

We offer both research and non-research based degrees. Our primary goal is towards research training; students pursuing a research-based path earn either Ph.D. or M.S. degrees. Students achieving Ph.D. degrees typically continue on as postdoctoral fellows on a career track directed towards academic research and teaching or industrial research.

Overview of Graduate Program

Students achieving M.S. degrees typically continue on as Ph.D. students here or elsewhere or find appropriate positions in education, business, or government. We offer three non-research Professional Masters degrees. The Professional Science Masters Degrees in Bioinformatics and in Biotechnology are both aimed at training students to work with businesses in the scientific contexts of the disciplines. The Professional Masters degree in Teaching (the MAT) is aimed at developing high-quality science teachers in secondary education.... [-]


Master of Science in Biological Sciences

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master of Engineering in Mining, Geological, and Geophysical Engineering

University of Arizona
Online Campus Part time 18 - 24 months September 2018 USA Tucson + 1 more

The Master of Engineering in Mining, Geological, and Geophysical Engineering is one of the only online programs of its kind, examining fundamental concepts supported by groundbreaking research in the field. You’ll gain an advanced understanding of core technical principles while also pursuing coursework in finance and management, legal issues, and other administrative concerns specific to the emphasis area that is chosen. Armed with this focused skill-set, you’ll be well-prepared to pursue mining and geological engineering roles and other enhanced opportunities in the field. This program is available both campus and online. [+]

This program is available both campus and online.

The Master of Engineering in Mining, Geological, and Geophysical Engineering is one of the only programs of its kind, examining fundamental concepts supported by groundbreaking research in the field. You’ll gain an advanced understanding of core technical principles while also pursuing coursework in finance and management, legal issues, and other administrative concerns specific to the emphasis area that is chosen. Armed with this focused skill-set, you’ll be well-prepared to pursue mining and geological engineering roles and other enhanced opportunities in the field.

The program is comprised of an entirely flexible curriculum, allowing you to choose from a number of emphasis areas, including (but not limited to):... [-]


MSc in Chemistry/Biotechnology

Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The Department of Chemistry jointly with the Biotechnology Center, offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree for students seeking an education at an advanced level in chemistry/biotechnology. [+]

The Department of Chemistry jointly with the Biotechnology Center offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree for students seeking an education at an advanced level in chemistry/biotechnology.

The graduate program in Chemistry at Tufts University is large enough to foster stimulating interaction among colleagues and provide research opportunities at the frontiers of science, but small enough to have a very favorable student/faculty ratio. Formal requirements are minimized to allow students the flexibility to tailor their M.S. program to meet their individual needs.

Application Requirements Application fee Resume/CV Personal statement Official GRE required GRE Subject Test scores recommended for all other applicants and required for international applicants GRE scores not required for current Tufts undergraduate chemistry majors Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable Transcripts Three letters of recommendation [-]

Master of Science in Chemical Sciences

Kennesaw State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Kennesaw

The Master of Science in Chemical Sciences (MSCB) is a thesis-based program with tracks in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The MSCB offers a flexible curriculum, individually tailored to the student’s background and research interests. [+]

Master of Science in Chemical Sciences (MSCB)

The Master of Science in Chemical Sciences (MSCB) is a thesis-based program with tracks in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The MSCB offers a flexible curriculum, individually tailored to the student’s background and research interests. The program is 33-credit-hours of coursework with research opportunities in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry, from synthetic organic chemistry to enzymology. The MSCB will prepare students to think in an interdisciplinary fashion about problems in chemistry, biochemistry and many other related areas of study. This program is designed to allow students to complete coursework and thesis research within two academic years.... [-]


Master of Science in Biology

Fort Hays State University Graduate School
Campus Full time Part time 30 - 36 hours August 2018 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 the 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 Biology

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 6 years September 2018 USA Chicago Grayslake + 2 more

The Master of Science in Biology program serves those interested in advanced training in applied or basic biological research and teaching. The program also provides a basis for further graduate or professional studies. The M.S. in Biology is broadly based, allowing students to tailor their courses to suit their interests. [+]

The Master of Science in Biology program serves those interested in advanced training in applied or basic biological research and teaching. The program also provides a basis for further graduate or professional studies. The M.S. in Biology is broadly based, allowing students to tailor their courses to suit their interests. Laboratory skills are integral to many Biology careers, thus students are encouraged to include lab courses in their program of study. Faculty in the M.S. in Biology program have expertise in a range of sub-disciplines including Ecology, Organismal, Cell, and Molecular Biology. All newly admitted students matriculate in the Fall semester.

The Master of Science in Biology program serves those interested in advanced training in applied or basic biological research and teaching. The program also provides a basis for further graduate or professional studies. The M.S. in Biology is broadly based, allowing students to tailor their courses to suit their interests. Laboratory skills are integral to many Biology careers, thus students are encouraged to include lab courses in their program of study. Faculty in the M.S. in Biology program have expertise in a range of sub-disciplines including ecology, organismal, cell, and molecular biology. All newly admitted students matriculate in the Fall semester.... [-]


Master of Science: Chemistry

University of North Carolina Wilmington Online
Online Full time 5 years September 2018 USA USA Online

The Master of Science degree program in chemistry provides students having an undergraduate foundation in chemistry the opportunity to engage in advanced course work, in-depth study and independent research to acquire the skills of assimilating new information and generating new knowledge.

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M.S. Chemistry

The Master of Science degree program in chemistry provides students having an undergraduate foundation in chemistry the opportunity to engage in advanced coursework, in-depth study and independent research to acquire the skills of assimilating new information and generating new knowledge. The Department of Chemistry is one of 16 departments within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Why Choose UNCW for your MS in Chemistry?

The UNCW Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is routinely in the top five percent of master’s degree-granting institutions in the entire country. One of the most important factors contributing to our current success is the close supervision and mentoring of students by faculty (ca. 2:1). Another has been our acquisition of major instrumentation through the NSF MRI and NC Biotech programs, including a 600 MHz NMR spectrometer and both GC and UHPLC coupled mass spectrometers. Nearly 100 percent of our graduates find relevant employment after completing their degrees, which is another indicator of our program’s success.... [-]


Master of Science (MS) in Geosciences

Montana Tech
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Butte

There are 6 study options underneath the Master of Science (MS) in Geosciences program: Geology (Dept. of Geological Engineering),Hydrogeology (Dept. of Geological Engineering),Hydrogeological Engineering (Dept. of Geological Engineering), Geological Engineering (Dept. of Geological Engineering), Geochemistry (Dept. of Chemistry & Geochemistry), Geophysical Engineering (Dept. of Geophysical Engineering). [+]

Master of Science (MS) in Geosciences

There are 6 study options underneath the Master of Science (MS) in Geosciences program: 1. Geochemistry

Geochemistry (Dept. of Chemistry & Geochemistry) Geobiochemistry, water/rock/microbe interactions, thermodynamics of natural systems, coevolution of geochemistry and life, thermodynamics of minerals, and migration of pollutant species in soil and water.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW:

Geochemistry is an interdisciplinary field of study in which the science of chemistry is used to solve earth science problems. Areas of study include the full spectrum of topics from geo-biochemistry, to water/rock/microbe interactions, thermodynamics of natural systems, coevolution of geochemistry and life, thermodynamics of minerals, and migration of pollutant species in soil and water.... [-]


Master in Energy Systems Management

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months August 2018 USA San Francisco

Electric energy systems are rapidly transforming, making jobs in the energy sector among the fastest growing in the U.S. Our program equips students for energy management positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to support a low carbon future. [+]

Program Details

Students gain an understanding of the grid, historically and today; electricity markets; electricity production, efficiency, and conservation; governance, risk, and compliance (GRC); environmental impacts and constraints from energy; and the policy environment. They develop skills in strategic management, communication, change management, stakeholder engagement, and critical and systems thinking.

Our interdisciplinary program features small class sizes and opportunities for research, internships, and professional engagement.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

utilize principles and processes of whole systems to understand how the energy system impacts and is related to the ecological system and the social system. demonstrate an understanding of the energy policy and market environments and their impact on energy consumption and production. demonstrate an understanding of the human dimension of energy systems including managing for change, stakeholder engagement, and customer engagement. communicate skillfully through written reports and oral presentations in styles relevant to the energy field. utilize critical analysis to understand why the current electricity generation and distribution system evolved and how to move it towards the 21st-century grid. Program Highlights Classes are taught by full-time faculty, as well as by part-time faculty who have experiential knowledge in the energy sector. We host guest speakers representing many aspects of the industry-government, utilities, NGOs, private firms. Evening classes are held at USF’s downtown San Francisco campus at 101 Howard Street. Saturday classes are held at the main campus. OFFERED IN ... [-]

Master of Science in Biology

Roosevelt University
Campus Full time September 2018 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 Ph.D. [+]

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 Ph.D. 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:... [-]


M.S. in Environmental Metrology & Policy

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 USA Washington

This program offers rigorous learning in environmental measurements science (metrology) & policy making on how to reliably identify and quantify toxic and hazardous chemicals, assess their impact to human health and ecological risks, and apply the best available scientific data so obtained to environmental policymaking. It focuses on the education and professional training of future generations of leaders and practitioners in the environmental world using measurements science to provide reliable data for developing best environmental policy or laws. [+]

Having a healthy and safe environment to live is a right of every living human being and an increasingly pressing issue of social justice. Therefore, if you were, are or will be inspired by Rachel Carson's once world-saving book Silent Spring and aspired to follow her footsteps in contributing to making the environment in which we live healthier and safer, then the Environmental Metrology (metrology is measurements science, not meteorology or metallurgy) and Policy (EMAP) Program at Georgetown University is a perfect fit for your graduate education and professional training.

The EMAP is a unique joint program between Georgetown University, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).... [-]