Master of Arts in Biology

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Master of Arts in Biology

Biology, the study of living things, is an exciting and dynamic field that offers many areas of focus. Graduate studies in the biological sciences provide opportunities to study viruses, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals, and to investigate the biochemical, physiological, anatomical, behavioral, or ecological processes that make each organism unique. 

The Department of Biological Sciences offers two master's degrees, the Master of Arts and the Master of Sciences. The Master of Arts degree is well suited for many training objectives but is more often recommended for secondary teachers who wish to increase their competency in biology and in another field. Students opting to include a minor will complete 26 graduate hours in biology and 12 graduate credit hours in a minor field that logically supports the major. This degree is not recommended for students who plan to pursue doctoral studies.

Program Breakdown
Degree Type Master of Arts (MA)
Length 32-38 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

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