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.
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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.
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