Apr 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Biological Sciences, M.S.

Return to: 3170 Department of Biology  

The M.S. in Biological Sciences offers a flexible curriculum that fits individual students’ needs and opportunities to engage in research, scholarship, and/or creative activity. The degree requires the development of a student-centered curriculum and a culminating capstone project (approved by the faculty advisor) for a total of 32 credit hours.

Additional Admission Requirements

 In addition to the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, admission criteria for pursuit of M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biology require:
  • A strong record of coursework and a bachelor’s degree in Biology or related field.
  • A Statement of Purpose, a writing sample, and letters of recommendation from individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s potential for graduate work in Biology (three for the Ph.D. and two for the M.S. program).
For Ph.D. students and Master’s students with a research concentration (RES), evidence of prior laboratory or related research experience relevant to Biology will be viewed favorably
Students seeking to enter the Medical Sciences (MBMS) concentration must select the concentration when they apply to the program. These students must have fulfilled their medical school application course requirements, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, and apply by the priority deadline. All other Master’s students can choose a concentration after entering the program.

Biology Core (13 hours)

Biology Courses (15 Hours)

Select one course from the following:

Additional Information

  • Up to four credit hours may come from BIOL 6916 - Internships in Biology   Students interested in internships should contact the Biology Graduate Office (biograd@gsu.edu).
  • Up to nine credit hours may come from coursework outside of Biology.  Such coursework will require the approval of the M.S. Program Director.

Non-Thesis Capstone (4 hours)

To satisfy this requirement, the student must select a faculty advisor and enroll in one of the following in their final semester: