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Master of Science in General Biology

Program Details

Mississippi State University offers the Master of Science in General Biology. This program is geared for secondary school teachers, also known as Teachers in Biology (TIB) Program. This program is designed for high school teachers and for those who combine biology with education such as ecology, microbiology, evolutionary biology, and biotechnology.


  • Bachelor degree with a least a 3.0 average in the last 60 hours in a relevant undergraduate major 
  • A minimum of 15 hours in Biology from an accredited university is preferred
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • The final 10-day capstone course is held on the campus.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges