Plymouth State University

College of Graduate Studies

Master of Science in Biology


20 Highland Street 

MSC 11

Plymouth, IL 03301

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Biology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Plymouth State University's Master of Science in Biology program prepares students like you to address and support current and future biological problems. You'll develop research skills by working on unanswered questions in the field of biology, explore cutting-edge technology, and have a wide range of fields in which to specialize your degree.

Recently, students have focused studies in areas such as animal behavior, biological rhythms, biotechnology, botany and plant physiology, conservation biology, ecology, and electron microscopy. Your curriculum consists of a minimum of 30 credits and has a thesis or non-thesis option. The only required courses for all students are the one-credit seminars that must be taken each semester and the one-credit university biology teaching course. Working closely with your advisor, you'll develop a program of study that fits your research interests and personal and professional goals.


Plymouth State University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

International Student Requirements:

International students must have proof of English level proficiency through either the TOEFL, IELTS, or ELS Level 112 scores. In addition, you must provide an I-134 Affidavit of Financial Support Form. Documents, including bank statements and other financial documents dated within the past 30 days, that confirm you have the financial resources to study for a year at Plymouth State must be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies. You must also include a copy of your valid passport with your application materials. Finally, you must also submit official, notarized transcripts, verifying that you've completed at least a baccalaureate degree, which must be translated into English and evaluated for institutional equivalency.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Remote Town

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