All master's degree students are required to complete a research thesis and 30 semester hours, which must include at least 2 semester hours of BSC 420 Seminar. The School will determine additional coursework specific to each individual's plan of study. Students may design with advisors an individual plan of study or elect to pursue a sequence within the M.S. program in (1) Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics (BEES), (2) Bioenergy Sciences, (3) Biomathematics, (4) Biotechnology, or (5) Conservation Biology, each of which include specific requirements(see below). Students will graduate with an M.S. in Biological Sciences. Sequence titles appear on the transcript but not on the diploma.
A student applying to a master's program must:
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
A student applying to this program must:
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The University provides graduate assistantships as a means of financial support. They are intended as a way to facilitate a student's progress to degree while providing important professional development.
To be eligible for an assistantship a student must, generally,
Graduate assistants receive
Most graduate students in the School are supported by Teaching Assistantships (TAs) or Research Assistantships (RAs), which include a stipend and a tuition waiver.
Everyone admitted to our M.S. program is provided a TA or RA. However, you should not attempt to complete the on-line TA application form until after you have been admitted into our graduate program.
Research Assistantships (RAs) are arranged through the faculty member directing your thesis.
TAs in the M.S. Program currently receive $1150/month for 9 months plus tuition waivers. Opportunities for up to 3 months/year of additional support are available.
See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from continuous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.
|Steven Juliano||Felmley Hall Annex firstname.lastname@example.org||(309) 438-2642||Graduate Coordinator|