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Biology

Chairperson: Matt Julius
Address: 262 Robert H. Wick Science Building
Phone: 320.308.2039
Email: biology@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/biology

MA in Biological Sciences (36 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.75
  • The GRE with a minimum of 150 on both verbal and quantitative sections is required for admittance to the program. Previous GRE scores may be submitted. 
  • Successful completion of a minimum of 32 undergraduate credits in biology and 8 credits in chemistry.

Notes

  • In some cases it may be necessary for the student to complete additional prerequisite undergraduate work.
  • This program can be completed remotely through online/hybrid coursework.

PLAN B


Option(s): Comprehensive Exam
Credits: 36
Core: 12 credits: BIOL 610 (must be taken twice); BIOL 618 or BIOL 628. BIOL 620 or BIOL 630 must be taken for a total of 3 credits combined.
Electives: 24 credits selected with advisor approval, of which at least 6 credits are at the 600 level. BIOL 610 may be taken a third time as an elective.
Research:



MS in Biological Sciences (30 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • The GRE with a minimum of 150 on both verbal and quantitative sections is required for admittance to the program. Previous GRE scores may be submitted. 
  • Successful completion of a minimum of 32 undergraduate credits in biology and 8 credits in chemistry.

Notes

  • All prospective students should contact a faculty member within the department to discuss research interests and opportunities to find and identify a research mentor willing to sponsor them on a research project.
  • In some cases it may be necessary for the student to complete additional prerequisite undergraduate work.

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 30
Core: (14 credits): BIOL 610 (repeatable course, must be taken for 6 credits, maximum of 9 credits), BIOL 628, BIOL 630 (repeatable course, must be taken for 3 credits), graduate-level statistics course approved by advisor.
Electives: (10 credits): Select from 500-600 level courses in biology and related fields with advisor approval.
Research: (6 credits): BIOL 699







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