Master's Degree in Biological & Life Sciences in North America

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Biological & Life Sciences

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

When studying biological & life sciences, students learn different characteristics of natural science. Depending on the area of focus, students may study the human body, plant biology, or animal science in order to help with real-world problems.

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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M.S. in Biology

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2017 USA San Francisco

The University of San Francisco offers a Master of Science degree in Biology in which hands-on lab research with full-time teaching/research faculty is its focus. [+]

Master in BiologyThe University of San Francisco offers a Master of Science degree in Biology in which hands-on lab research with full-time teaching/research faculty is its focus.The Biology and Chemistry programs at USF are designed for graduate students seeking a graduate program with personalized research direction and training from full-time faculty - all while studying in one of the world's most beautiful cities.All students admitted to the graduate program receive generous financial assistance from the Department of Biology, which includes a full-tuition scholarship for their graduate studies. Most graduate students are also awarded a Teaching Assistantship with a stipend of $7,200 per year and some qualified graduate students receive Research Assistantships as well.The Biology research experience and training in USF's graduate program prepares our graduate students well for a future in one of the following areas:... [-]


Master in Biology (MA , MS)

University of Bridgeport
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Bridgeport

UB’s Master of Arts and Master of Science in Biology degree programs offer a contemporary curriculum that emphasizes the principles and experimental approaches of modern biology. They are designed to address the diverse needs of each type of graduate-level biology student. Both programs cover a wide-range of biological sub-disciplines, such as toxicology, ecology, and genetics, to prepare you for greater opportunities both professionally and academically. [+]

Master in Biology (MA , MS) Pursue Biology at the Graduate Level UB’s Master of Arts and Master of Science in Biology degree programs offer a contemporary curriculum that emphasizes the principles and experimental approaches of modern biology. They are designed to address the diverse needs of each type of graduate-level biology student. Both programs cover a wide-range of biological sub-disciplines, such as toxicology, ecology, and genetics, to prepare you for greater opportunities both professionally and academically. Benefits to our program include: Small student-to-faculty ratio, which allows you to work closely with elite faculty who are active in and recognized for research in the field Opportunity to learn from and connect with featured guest speakers Close proximity to leading biotech and pharmaceutical companies for internship and future employment opportunities State-of-the-art laboratory facilities at out seaside campus Customize Your Experience We offer a variety of customization options so you may select the academic plan that best suits your goals. First, we offer concentrations in Molecular Biology, Biomedical Science, or Ecology and Evolution to allow you to gain even deeper knowledge in a category of your choosing. We also offer two degree options, the Master of Arts or Master of Science in Biology: Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology This option emphasizes design and execution of experimental work. In this program, you will be required to complete a thesis featuring your original research. Students in this program will most likely be pursuing terminal degrees following the completion of their degree. Master of... [-]

Master in Biostatistics

New York Medical College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Westchester

The M.S. in Biostatistics is a quantitatively-oriented graduate program. In order to ensure your success in this program, our faculty looks for a strong background and demonstrated quantitative ability. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences in North America 2017. Master in Biostatistics We consider several factors for admission to the M.S. in Biostatistics Program, including: Grade Point Average: The most successful applicants to our M.S. in Biostatistics program earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in their Bachelor’s degree programs. However, the GPA is only one of several factors considered. Personal Statement Recommendations Work Experience Community Involvement School Extracurricular Activities Strong Quantitative Background/Ability The M.S. in Biostatistics is a quantitatively-oriented graduate program. In order to ensure your success in this program, our faculty looks for a strong background and demonstrated quantitative ability. While no particular major is required for this program, it is helpful for students to have some background in one of the following areas: Mathematics Chemistry Finance Accounting Experimental Psychology Computer Science Information Systems Physics We also look for a “passion” for public health, some understanding and appreciation of the field and a desire to become more involved in improving health and health care in your community. GRE scores are not required for this program. International students International students must complete several additional requirements. Additional Application Requirements for International M.S. in Biostatistics Students Our M.S. in Biostatistics program requires a high level of facility with the English language. In order to ensure your success, we require a TOEFL or IELTS score from the following students: Those whose native language is not English; Those from countries where English is one of the official languages,... [-]

Master of Engineering Leadership in Green Bio-Products

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Canada Vancouver Kelowna + 1 more

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Green Bio-Products is an intensive one-year degree program that will equip you with the technical and leadership skills required to contribute to the growing bio-economy. [+]

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Green Bio-Products is an intensive one-year degree program that will equip you with the technical and leadership skills required to contribute to the growing bio-economy. UBC is a world leader in creating innovative value from forest biomass, and graduates of this program will take their place as technical leaders and sector specialists in this growing industry. PROPEL YOUR CAREER FORWARD This unique master’s degree program will: help you acquire the skills to develop advanced technical processes and product ideas and take on senior project management roles; broaden your sector-relevant skills through a project-based curriculum that covers all stages of the industry value chain; provide a dynamic learning environment that includes working on collaborative projects with students and faculty; offer opportunities for you to collaborate with world-renowned faculty and industry experts; and help you advance your career by balancing technical learning with in-depth leadership courses on project management, business and communication. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS You are eligible for this program if you meet the MEL admission requirements and you have: an undergraduate degree in applied science, science or forestry, such as chemical and biological engineering, forestry, wood products processing, chemistry or plant science; and three or more years of relevant work experience. As a graduate of this program, you will have the skills to take your career to the next level – working as an industry leader who is a peer to your engineering team members and confidently managing projects. COURSE INFORMATION The MEL in... [-]

Master of Medical Biotechnology

University of Windsor
Campus Full time 16 months September 2017 Canada Windsor

The Master of Medical Biotechnology is a professional program offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and provides students with a solid foundation of the theoretical concepts and practical industrially-applicable laboratory technique experiences used in medical biotechnology industries. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences in North America 2017. The Master of Medical Biotechnology is a professional program offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and provides students with a solid foundation of the theoretical concepts and practical industrially-applicable laboratory technique experiences used in medical biotechnology industries. In addition, students will also receive training in business plan development and product commercialization. The skills and knowledge taught in this program will allow you to develop a successful career in biotech entrepreneurship, medical and pharmaceutical materials characterization, medical diagnostics or biotechnology product development/monitoring. In addition, the Master of Medical Biotechnology program can be a route for career advancement if you are currently employed in biotechnology and/or related medical and pharmaceutical industries. Course Offerings You will study and live in Canada for approximately 16 consecutive months while enrolled in 10 prescribed courses. The courses will have multi-disciplinary relevance and provide the practical knowledge required to excel in the complex environment of Medical Biotechnology. Courses may include: Protein Structure and Function Proteomics and Biological Mass Spectrometry Drugs: From Discovery to Market Clinical Biochemistry Biochemistry and Cell Biology of Lipids and Membranes Human Physiology and Mechanisms of Disease Biotechnology Laboratory Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Marketing Finance in a Global Perspective or Business Strategy Prior to the start of the academic program, you may be required to attend six weeks of intensive English language training (English and Academic Preparation Program). This program is designed to develop your English language skills in an academic environment and learn... [-]

Masters In Management Of Wildlife And Its Habitats

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis + 1 more

The MA in wildlife management and habitat is training in biology training scientists and professionals with a global and interdisciplinary vision that will contribute to improving the conservation and exploitation of resources. [+]

The MA in wildlife management and habitat is training in biology training scientists and professionals with a global and interdisciplinary vision that will contribute to improving the conservation and exploitation of resources. Research projects are carried out in key areas such as genetics in animal populations, adaptive biology, forest ecology, dynamics of wildlife populations and evolutionary biology. Program Structure The MA in management of wildlife and its habitats allows for a research project (27 credits memory) to deepen his knowledge in an area of ​​specialization in the field of biology. The program also helps develop the skills required for the pursuit of doctoral studies. Research areas Fish and Wildlife Population dynamics, use of the environment and trophic relationships trophic dynamics of the Canadian Arctic tundra Ecology of animal communities and studies of reproductive strategies of animals Impacts of climate change on wildlife and trophic dynamics of Arctic tundra and boreal forest Conservation of vulnerable or endangered species Ecology, physiology and behavior of birds Effect of human change and conservation of bird marine habitats Ecology of marine bivalve populations Ocean protection Analysis methods in ecology data Ecology microscopic organisms sediment Transfer of the organic material from the water column and sediment evolutionary biology Evolution of living and fossil lower vertebrates environmental stress on larval development of the fish Paléoichtyologie, paleoecology and paleoenvironmental reconstruction forest ecology Sustainable Forest Management Disturbance ecology and forest regeneration Impacts of disturbances and climate change on boreal forest History of vegetation and sedimentation in floodplains Impact of... [-]

MA In Sustainable Management Of Forest Ecosystems

Université Du Québec En Outaouais UQO
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Gatineau Saint-Jérôme

[..] This multidisciplinary control is for candidates who wish to become skilled professionals in the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences in North America 2017. The management of forest ecosystems in specialized workers involved in the definition, management and resolution of problems of various kinds in order to contribute to the implementation of sustainable forest development. They provide ecosystem management and sustainable forest planning taking into account, in their principles and practices of management, multiple user needs, the demands of interest groups, the land use objectives and protection of forest ecosystems . In this perspective, this multidisciplinary control is for candidates who wish to become skilled professionals in the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. Thanks to active teaching methods that integrate ecological, economic and sociological, students will develop their ability to define, manage and solve complex problems. After their training, they will master the concepts and interdisciplinary skills to deliver sustainable forest development projects, develop coherent strategies with systemic management, introduce integrated management approaches to resources and evaluate the services offered ecosystems. FEATURES The professional master is for candidates who have training is in biology, environment, geography, social sciences, economics or planning. This multidisciplinary program trains qualified professionals in sustainable management of forest ecosystems combining uniquely a set of active teaching methods and integrating the ecological, economic and sociological problems to solve. At the end of their training, graduates will be able to offer sustainable forestry development projects, to develop coherent strategies with systemic management, introduce integrated management approaches and resources to evaluate the services that 'ecosystems provide. Building on the mastery of skills, this... [-]

Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

The Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology program trains students with scientific, engineering, food, and agricultural backgrounds for leadership and management roles in the dairy foods manufacturing industry. This innovative, one-year master's degree includes coursework in dairy chemistry, dairy microbiology, plant management, project management, leadership, sustainability, and other areas critical to effective dairy plant management. Through the use of experiential and project-based learning, students will develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the international dairy foods industry. [+]

About the Program The Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology program trains students with scientific, engineering, food, and agricultural backgrounds for leadership and management roles in the dairy foods manufacturing industry. This innovative, one-year master's degree includes coursework in dairy chemistry, dairy microbiology, plant management, project management, leadership, sustainability, and other areas critical to effective dairy plant management. Through the use of experiential and project-based learning, students will develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the international dairy foods industry. Program of Study Graduate students in the MPS in Dairy Products Technology program are required to complete a prescribed course of study designed to give them an understanding of dairy science and manufacturing, industry structure, unit operations, sanitation, quality control, and regulatory requirements. In addition, students will develop the leadership skills and experience needed to manage and guide teams in a dairy processing environment. Three quarters of on-campus course work are followed by a one-quarter internship related to dairy foods manufacturing. To graduate with the MPS in Dairy Products Technology, students must then pass a comprehensive examination. The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Dairy Products Technology program is designed to prepare students with analytical and critical thinking skills for careers in supervision or management at large-scale dairy processing operations. The MPS is not a research program. Many of our students have minimal exposure to dairy science but have exhibited an interest in dairy and have demonstrated management potential. The MPS is a one-year graduate... [-]

MicroMasters Program in Biobased Sciences for Sustainability (Wageningen University & Research)

edX MicroMasters Programs
Online Full time Part time 42 weeks January 2018 USA Cambridge + 1 more

Learn how to help engineer a biobased future from the top experts in the field at the #1 ranked agricultural university in the world. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences in North America 2017. Average Length: 7 weeks per course Effort: 15-20 hours per week, per course Number Of Courses: 6 Courses in Program Subject: Business & Management, Social Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Science, Chemistry Institution: Wageningen University & Research Institution Offering Credit: Wageningen University & Research Language: English Video Transcripts: English Price (USD): $199 per course Learn how to help engineer a biobased future from the top experts in the field at the #1 ranked agricultural university in the world. The world is moving from using fossil resources to sustainable biobased resources. In this new world, it’s critical to determine if alternative biobased resources have the potential to become truly sustainable and economically viable. For companies in this industry, it’s important to know the challenges that lie ahead. This MicroMasters Program is intended for those currently working in the energy, chemical and biotech industries. It will focus on the use of chemical and biotechnological approaches for the production of energy-carriers, polymers, chemical building blocks and materials from renewable resources and waste streams. Completion of this MicroMasters Program in Biobased Sciences will enable you to discover new resources and help your company make the switch from fossil to renewable, biobased resources. Job Outlook Careers in industries such as: (bio)chemical industry, agrifood water companies, energy producers, logistics, and related governmental and non-governmental organizations Exciting career opportunities for traditionally and newly trained: (Bio)chemical engineers, process engineers, Supply chain manager, Product managers, entrepreneurs, consultants and business developers... [-]

Master in Biology (M.S.)

Inter American University of Puerto Rico
Campus Full time August 2017 Puerto Rico Bayamón Aguadilla

The Master of Science Degree in Biology offers two specializations: Molecular Biotechnology and Environmental and Ecological Sciences. The emphasis of these programs is to present an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on scientific reasoning to prepare students for work in the field of Biology dealing with the molecular aspects of biotechnology, ecology or the environmental sciences. [+]

The Master of Science Degree in Biology offers two specializations: Molecular Biotechnology and Environmental and Ecological Sciences. The emphasis of these programs is to present an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on scientific reasoning to prepare students for work in the field of Biology dealing with the molecular aspects of biotechnology, ecology or the environmental sciences. Graduates of this program will be able to emit technical and scientific judgments related to their area of specialization and to general aspects of Biology. They will obtain experience in the use and application of available technologies to understand and to answer questions of a scientific nature. The program reinforces ethical aspects in research and promotes the development of an integral knowledge of biological sciences in which the student’s specialization is based. [-]

Master of Engineering in Bioengineering

University of Maryland, A. James Clark School of Engineering
Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2017 USA College Park

Master of Engineering in Bioengineering [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences in North America 2017. Admission Requirements: Full admission as a degree seeking student requires the following prerequisites: A bachelor's degree, GPA of 3.0 or better, in engineering or a related field; Biology, Chemistry, Physics, from an accredited institution. Courses in mathematics (Calculus I, II, III and Differential Equations) and Thermodynamics are required to be considered for admission. Non-engineering majors must have completed mathematics courses through Differential Equations. Applicants who do not have an adequate background in Thermodynamics (or Physical Chemistry) will be required to take ENPM 672, Fundamentals of Thermal Systems, in their first semester. Students who do not possess an engineering degree may also be required to take ENPM 672 in their first semester. Completed applications are reviewed and considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. [-]

Master’s Degree in Biology

McGovern Education Group
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Oklahoma City

The Master of Science in Biology explores the structure, function and evolution of diverse living systems, including genetic engineering, stem cell research, obesity, cancer and effects of global warming. [+]

The Master of Science in Biology explores the structure, function and evolution of diverse living systems, including genetic engineering, stem cell research, obesity, cancer and effects of global warming. A MS degree in Biology prepares students to pursue a career in research, teaching or the allied health sciences. Students are offered a range of lecture courses that span the molecular, physiological and ecological levels of organization. Students also complete laboratory courses that help them learn how to design and test hypotheses, use modern scientific equipment, and interpret data. Finally, students learn scientific communication skills by critiquing research articles, writing laboratory reports and research papers, and participating in oral presentations and debates. Tuition for a Master’s of Science in Biology degree starts at $22,000 USD per academic year, although international scholarships are available for highly qualified applicants. Questions? Would you like to speak with an American counselor about this degree program? We’re a team of American counselors who are trained to help international students find the ideal degree program at a respected American university at a tuition price you can afford. Did you know there are more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States? We partner with hundreds of safe, affordable, and respected American universities that offer ranked programs, international scholarships, and provide job placement services for graduates. We can fast track your application at hundreds of partner US universities. Our American counselors are waiting to provide unlimited one-on-one assistance at no cost. FREE degree program counseling FREE university... [-]

Food Science Master's Degree

University of the Americas Puebla (UDLAP)
Campus Full time July 2017 Mexico Puebla

The Master’s degree program in Food Science was created to educate professionals and researchers with deep knowledge in science and food technology, with initiative and creativity that make them able to participate as agents of innovation in ... [+]

Food Science Master's Degree

The Master’s degree program in Food Science was created to educate professionals and researchers with deep knowledge in science and food technology, with initiative and creativity that make them able to participate as agents of innovation in academic activities (teaching and research) or inside the productive sector, or being capable of doing a doctoral program in the area of food in Mexico or abroad.

Universidad de las Americas Puebla has developed over the past 15 years, without interruption, research in food science and technology transfer in the region near its facilities. The master's degree program in Food Science is of prime importance for the institutional development due to its socio-economic impact in the region.... [-]


Master in Chemical Engineering

Louisiana Tech University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Ruston

Core courses: Engineering Research Methods, Mathematical Methods [+]

Core Courses - ENGR 501 Engineering Research Methods - Either ENGR 541 Mathematical Methods for Engineering OR ENGR 592 Engineering Computational Methods Concentration Courses The following courses are required for students earning a concentration in Chemical Engineering. - CMEN 504 Advanced Chemical Engineering Kinetics - CMEN 513 Transport Phenomena - CMEN 522 Advanced Thermodynamics Beyond this point, follow one of the three options below. A Plan of Study showing the option selected is due at the end of the first quarter of enrollment. Approval of the graduate advisor will be required to switch options or advisors at a later date. COURSEWORK-ONLY OPTION - Electives: 5 courses approved by the Advisory Committee - One MATH and one STAT course THESIS OPTION - 3 courses approved by the Advisory Committee - Research & Thesis in Chem. Engr PRACTICUM OPTION - Electives: 6 courses approved by the Advisory Committee - Practicum in Chem. Engr. [-]

Master in Agriculture

Murray State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Murray

The purpose of this degree is to provide an opportunity for professional agricultural personnel to obtain an education at the graduate level or to prepare for terminal degree work at the doctoral level. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences in North America 2017. Master in Agriculture The School of Agriculture offers a Master of Science program degree. The purpose of this degree is to provide an opportunity for professional agricultural personnel to obtain an education at the graduate level or to prepare for terminal degree work at the doctoral level. Faculty advisers assist students in planning an appropriate course of study to meet their individual goals and to assure a balanced program. [-]