West Chester University of Pennsylvania
College of Arts and Sciences
M.S. Biology - Thesis; M.S. Biology - Non Thesis;
The master of science in biology is a state-of-the-art program that furthers one's education and skills in various disviplines of biology, including ecological, organismal, microbiological, and molecular fields of study. The cirriculum builds on undergraduate studies and professional experience to provie scientific knowledge and understanding, as well as advanced training in laboratory techniques. The Department of Biology emphasizes a cirriculum that enables students to learn the latest and most exciting advances in the field in order to obtain the most successful career opportunities.
Students withint the M.S. program may choose from either a thesis or nonthesis option. In the thesis option, elective courses typically focus on a narrow field of interest. Students must compelte a comprehensive independent research project worthy of publication in a professional journal.
The nonthesis option is designed for those who desire broad training across multiple disciplines of biology. This option requires a guided study project and successful completion of a comprehensive exam. The guided study project may involved either laboratory or library research.
*Small, evening classes
*State-of-the-art Equipment, facilities
*Exciting research opportunities
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Forensic Science Education Program Accreditation Commission
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 30
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 534.05 in-state/ 759.05 out-of-state USD
In State Tuition (per year): 9831 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 13881 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999