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Biology M.S.

Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology

You can choose either a Thesis Option or a Non-Thesis option for your degree plan.

The Thesis Option is geared toward students preparing for further graduate studies in biology.

The Non-Thesis Option is for students who want to improve their skills and careers as secondary school or junior college teachers, lab technicians, consultants or government employees.

Program Faculty

Our award-winning faculty are dedicated to teaching and research, and several are nationally-recognized experts in their fields. Their research interests are also widely varied, offering you many different opportunities for collaboration.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates have gone on to careers at the Centers for Disease Control and Smithsonian Institute, and as physicians, researchers, field biologists, curators and university professors.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment opportunities in virtually all biology-related fields will continue to grow at a faster than average rate through 2028.

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Our Courses

Take advantage of research opportunities in a wide array of subject areas, as well as access to our extensive Angelo State Natural History Collections and new Greenhouse.

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