Biology in Genetics

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Earn an Online Masters of Science in Biology

The Master of Science degree in Biology with an emphasis in Genetics integrates disciplines ranging from molecular and cellular genetics to evolutionary genetics and genomics in microbial, plant, and animal systems. It is a non-thesis program. This Master’s degree takes 30 credit hours to complete. The graduates are equipped for successful careers in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, academic and government research laboratories, and are prepared for doctoral programs, medical school, and health-related professional programs.

Admission requirements

Applicants to Master's degree programs in genetics must have at least a bachelor's degree in biology to be considered for admission. College transcripts, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation and a personal essay will likely also be required for consideration. The strongest applicants typically have volunteer or work experience in a related field, such as medicine, biology or chemistry. 

Why choose University of the Southwest?

  • Earn your 100% online Master’s Degree in Biology at your own pace.
  • Our regionally accredited online university will ensure that your degree & education is respected
  • Financial Aid is available for our 100% online master’s degrees
  • Recognized among the Best Tier 1 Regional Universities by US News & Report Best Colleges 2011.
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