Master of Science in Biology
Illinois Institute of Technology

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Biology program can either be a terminal degree that prepares students for careers in healthcare, biochemistry, biotechnology, patent law, genetics, or other fields, or can be used as preparation for a doctorate or other professional degree.  Students can choose either the thesis or non-thesis option.  The thesis option is designed for those planning careers as experimental biologists in academia, government, or industry, including those who wish to pursue doctorates; the non-thesis option is intended to meet the needs of science administrators, policy makers in the life sciences, patent attorneys, and others.  Students can choose to specialize in:

  • Applied Life Sciences
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Microbiology

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Illinois Institute of Technology is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)