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    Jun 08, 2023  
American University Catalog 2022-2023 
American University Catalog 2022-2023

Biology (MS)

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Offered by the Department of Biology , College of Arts and Sciences , this is a research degree that may serve as an intermediate degree for those intending to pursue further graduate study, as well as a necessary degree for a variety of careers in the life sciences.

Admission to the Program

Applicants must meet the minimum university requirements for graduate study. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test is optional. International applicants whose first language is not English are required to submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation. Preference is given to applicants with a clear interest in working in the research laboratory of one of the full-time faculty members in the department. Upon admittance, students must select either the thesis or nonthesis option. Admission requirements to each option are the same.

Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

Statistics (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Specialization (12 credit hours)

Complete one of the following specializations:

Capstone (6 credit hours)

Complete 6 credit hours from one of the following options:

Nonthesis Option

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