Biology

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http://mcb.illinois.edu/graduate/
Director of Master of Science in Biology Program: Dr. James Imlay
Coordinator of MS in Biology Program: Shawna Smith
School of Molecular and Cellular Biology
B103 Chemical & Life Sciences Lab
601 South Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Contact Information:
Phone: (217) 333-1737
Fax: (217) 244-6697
E-mail: gradinfo@mcb.illinois.edu

Major: Biology
Degrees Offered: M.S., Ph.D.

Graduate Degree Programs

The M.S. in Biology allows students to increase their knowledge of biology and become involved with graduate-level research in biology without the long-term commitment of a Ph.D. program. The work is personally designed by each student in consultation with an adviser. Breadth of training is encouraged.

Admission

The Master of Science in Biology Program is being phased out and is no longer accepting applications or transfer students.

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is not available to M.S. students through the program.

Master of Science in Biology

To maintain active status in the program students must register for 12 credit hours in 400- or 500-level biology courses per semester. If a student has a teaching or research appointment he or she may register for 8 credit hours. A research report or thesis is required of all candidates for the degree. To maintain active status in the program students must register for 12 credit hours in 400- or 500-level biology courses per semester. If a student has a teaching or research appointment he or she may register for 8 credit hours. A research report or thesis is required of all candidates for the degree.

Thesis Option

Thesis Hours Required – 599 (min/max applied toward degree):4-8
Total Hours32

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall:12
Courses taken "credit/no credit" may not be used toward degree requirements
Courses taken outside of the Schools must be approved in advance by the Program Director
Approval of research topic is required
Minimum GPA:3.0
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For additional details and requirements refer to the program requirements and the Graduate College Handbook.

Non-Thesis Option

Research/Project/Independent Study Hours (min/max applied toward degree)4-8
Total Hours32

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall:12
Courses taken "credit/no credit" may not be used toward degree requirements
Courses taken outside of the Schools must be approved in advance by the Program Director
Approval of research topic is required
Minimum GPA:3.0
1

For additional details and requirements refer to the program requirements and the Graduate College Handbook.