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Program overview
2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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Program description

Master of Science in Biology

The Master of Science in Biology is a Purdue University degree offered in the Department of Biology.

The M.S. in Biology is intended for students wanting to do research in the areas of development, cell biology, ecology, biology teaching methods, forensic biology, stem cell biology, regeneration, neurobiology, renal physiology, DNA repair, and plant biology. You’ll work closely with a faculty mentor, and our faculty frequently collaborates with other departments in the School of Science and with the IU School of Medicine.

This Master of Science program requires 30 credit hours of study beyond the baccalaureate level and completion of a thesis. This degree option is available primarily to full-time students and can be completed in two years.

Admission requirements

  • Students must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning and demonstrate good preparation in biological sciences, organic chemistry, physics, and mathematics.
  • Students must take the GRE aptitude tests. In place of the GRE, non-thesis MS applications can use MCAT or DAT test scores.
  • Three letters of recommendation are required.
  • A minimum graduation grade point average of 3.0 or its equivalent is required for unconditional admission.

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Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in Indiana, USA, is considered the state’s premier urban research university. Combining the resources of two prestigious universities with a downtown location, IUPUI offers students the opportunity to earn a respected degree from Indiana University...

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Why study at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

There are students from over 140 countries represented on campus, making us one of the most diverse in the nation. Additionally, IUPUI is the only university in the United States with two universities on one campus, meaning you get the benefits of being both an Indiana University (IU) and a Purdue University student. Depending on your major, you receive either an IU or a Purdue degree.

You can receive a world-class education, large merit-based scholarships, and study close to major business hubs that frequently recruit students for internships and jobs. Lastly, this is a great location for anyone that would prefer living in a city instead of a college town.

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Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

902 West New York Street
46202 Indianapolis Indiana
United States of America

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