Biology, MS

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Biology, MS

George Mason University
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This program provides advanced training for college graduates or professionals seeking careers in the biomedical research, biotechnology, neuroscience or biodefense, as well as evolutionary and animal biology, animal biology and biology teaching. Master's level concentrations are available in microbiology and infectious disease, molecular biology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and translational and clinical research. Alternatively, students may choose the program in general biological sciences, which allows flexibility to build a degree program tailored to a specific research or career interest. 

Admission Requirements

While each applicant's qualifications are reviewed as a whole, the following are required: Applicants to the program must have a bachelor's degree in biology or other relevant fields from an institution of higher education accredited by a Mason-recognized U.S. institutional accrediting agency or international equivalent. Additionally, all MS concentrations require a GPA of 3.00 in biology coursework or in the last 60 credits of undergraduate study. Students must also submit three letters of recommendation and scores on the GRE general exam. GRE is waived for those with previous MS degree in any field, with graduate-level certificate or at least 9 credits of relevant non-degree studies. Previous research experience or relevant employment is a plus. Admission is contingent on acceptance by a faculty research advisor.

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Candidates for the Biology, MS must complete the Core Courses and may choose one concentration or the MS without concentration requirements, detailed below, for a total of 30 credits (minimum).

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