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Graduate Programs

Discover Your Graduate Degree Options

The Department of Biology offers two graduate programs for students who are interested in advancing their career and education. Our programs offer a variety of topics and tracks, allowing students to select the program and focus that best suits them. Discover which program best fits you! Our graduate programs are designed to provide the advanced training appropriate for professional competitiveness in public and private job sectors. They also prepare students to pursue a Ph.D. or other advanced degree at another university.

Master of Science

Biology or Microbiology

The MS in Biology or Microbiology is a thesis-based graduate degree, which means students undertake supported and independent research.

Students can choose an emphasis in biology or microbiology.

Both programs follow the same general requirements but will differ in the subject of the graduate thesis.

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Master of Science

Professional Science

The MS in Professional Science is an interdisciplinary program, with an internship as the culminating experience. The four tracks are microbiology and food science, water science, sustainable energy and individually planned.

Courses offered in this program combine science and business topics for a well-rounded, professional program.

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Please see the following links for more information about the process of admission and available funding. A detailed overview of the graduate program is also available in our Handbook for Graduate Students.

More Information

Bob Stelzer, Ph.D, graduate program coordinator
Office: Halsey Science 150
Phone: (920) 424-0845
Fax: (920) 424-1101