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Master of Science in Biology

Program Requirements
Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) 
Minimum combined score of 290 on the GRE 


Minimum formula score of GPA x GRE = 775

Applicants who fail to meet the above standard may be admitted on conditional status as recommended by the Biology Committee on Graduate Studies to the department head in concert with the Director of the Graduate School.


Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the program take?
Both thesis and non-thesis students are required to complete a minimum of 33 hours of graduate coursework plus two seminar classes. Some students complete the degree in two years; however, students engaged in extensive field research will finish in three.

What is the difference between thesis and non-thesis students?
Students enrolled in the thesis option are required to complete a research project, and must write and defend a thesis. Non-thesis students are required to take the Research Methods course to gain exposure to the research process.

Why do I need a faculty adviser/sponsor?
Every student must have a faculty adviser/sponsor prior to admission to ensure they are given accurate advising, degree plans, and guidance throughout their studies at ULM. This is particularly important for students in the thesis option, as your adviser will guide you through the research project and the writing of your thesis. Contact us if you have any questions about this process!



Next steps...

Graduate Catalog
The catalog outlines university policies, tuition and fees, extensive program and degree information. Click on the link below for catalog information specific to the program.

Biology, M.S.

Still have questions? 

Contact our program coordinator for more information:

Dr. Chris Gissendanner
Graduate Coordinator, Biology
School of Sciences
Chemistry & Natural Sciences Building 310A