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    Mississippi College
  Oct 26, 2020
GRADUATE CATALOG 2013-2014 [Archived Catalog]

Biology (Biological Sciences), M.S.

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The Master of Science in Biology (Biological Sciences) program is designed to prepare students for a career in private industry or for continued graduate study. For those who have a Class A Standard Educator License, this degree meets the requirement for Class AA Standard Educator License.

Admission Requirements

  1. All general requirements for admission to the graduate school of Mississippi College must be met.
  2. Twenty-four hours of undergraduate work in biology is required.


Requirements of the Program

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate work with at least one-half of the hours being 6000 level. Twenty-one to 30 graduate hours must be in biology. Up to 9 hours can be taken in graduate-level mathematics, chemistry, and/or physics. Students who are using this degree to meet the requirements for Class AA Standard Educator License may take six hours of graduate level education (EDU) courses as part of their 30 total hours.
  2. Students who wish to do the thesis option must complete BIO 6563 - Thesis I  (3 hours) and BIO 6564 - Thesis II  (3 hours) in addition to 6 hours of research. In their last semester of enrollment, candidates for the MS in Biology must take an oral comprehensive examination based upon course work used to satisfy degree requirements. If applicable, the oral exam will also include a defense of the thesis. If judged unsatisfactory, all or part of the written and/or oral examination may be taken once in the following semester or summer term.

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