Our thesis MS degree is designed to be completed in 2-3 years for full time students, depending on the scope and duration of the research project. Our thesis students can apply for graduate teaching assistants, which come with a combination of tuition remission and stipend over the academic year. Graduate assistants typically instruct biology laboratories for classes at the 100-300 level. Non-thesis students are often working on their degree while holding down a job so no strict timeline is suggested or enforced. Our graduate students have a BioGrad club that sponsors educational, social and service learning activities. Officers are elected at the start of each academic year.
Information on graduate school guidelines, deadlines, requirements, teaching assistantships and other information is provided by the Graduate School.