Biology (B.S.)/Biology for the Health Professions (M.S.)

Improve competitiveness for medical, dental, pharmaceutical, or optometry school with a degree that you can earn online.

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The B.S. in biology degree program provides a solid foundation for a pursuit in the health professions including medicine, osteopathic medicine, and dental schools.

However, health professions schools are competitive. The Master of Science in Biology for the Health Professions is a post-baccalaureate, pre-medical program that is designed to strengthen you as an applicant for professional health schools, including medicine, dentistry, optometry, and pharmacy.

Illinois Tech’s five-year Accelerated Master’s Program in biology and biology for the health professions provides the skills, knowledge, and experiences to open doors to career opportunities.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Biology for the Health Professions is a post-baccalaureate, pre-medical program, designed to strengthen you as an applicant for professional health schools, including medicine, dentistry, optometry, and pharmacy.

Career Opportunities

This five-year Accelerated Master's Program is designed as preparation for medical, dental, pharmaceutical, and optometry school. However, graduates can find employment in health-related fields.

  • Anesthesiologist
  • Audiologist
  • Biomedical equipment technician
  • Child life specialist
  • Clinical laboratory research technician
  • Clinical specialist
  • Drug information specialist
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Students applying to the Accelerated Master's Program must have completed at least 60 credit hours of applicable undergraduate study and at least one full semester, or 12 credit hours, at the university. Students must be at least one full-time semester, or 12 credit hours, away from undergraduate degree completion in order to apply.

Applicants are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0.

GRE scores are not required.