A master of science degree in biology may expand career opportunities in health care, biochemistry, biotechnology, patent law, genetics, or other fields. Or it can serve as preparation for a Ph.D.
Illinois Tech offers a small, caring faculty giving personal attention to shape a degree suited for different needs, especially through the program's specializations. The M.S. in biology opens possibilities in industry, business, law, policy, administration, or research, either as a terminal degree or as preparation for a Ph.D.
Choose a thesis option or a non-thesis option to complete the program.
The thesis option is designed as preparation for a career as an experimental biologists in academia, government, or industry, as well as a path to a Ph.D. This option is available on a competitive basis.
The non-thesis option is intended as a degree to meet the needs of science administrators, policymakers, patent attorneys, and others. A library research project or a laboratory research project is required to complete the program.
The small, caring faculty gives personal attention to shape a degree suited for different needs, opening career possibilities in industry, business, law, policy, administration, or research.
An advanced degree in biology opens up job possibilities in a number of specialized and higher-paying jobs.
- Molecular biologist
- Cellular biologist
- Forensic scientist
- Laboratory geneticist
Disclaimer for prospective students, please read.
Cumulative undergraduate GPA minimum: 3.0/4.0
TOEFL minimum: 80
Meeting the minimum GPA standards does not guarantee admission into the program. Other factors that will be considered prior admission are letters of recommendation and a personal statement.