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Master of Science in Biology
The online MS in Biology degree program from Western Kentucky University is a non-thesis option designed to provide advanced training in Biology while expanding opportunities in teaching, research, and public service. As part of their elective courses, students may pursue a Peace Corps Master's International Option, which focuses on skills in:
Bachelor's degree in biology or equivalent including supporting courses in science and mathematics
Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
GRE general score of 300 or higher if taken on or after August 1, 2011 or 1050 or higher if taken prior to August 1, 2011, and analytical writing score of 3.5 or higher. If the GRE has not been taken previously, exam scores from the MCAT of 24 or higher or DAT of 16 or higher may be substituted
A biology graduate faculty member must be willing to serve as advisor before a student is admitted to the program
Three letters of reference
Statement of purpose, in which the applicant must specify the program to which they are applying, indicate their academic and career interests, and summarize relevant experiences
Official transcript showing completed bachelor's degree
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Western Kentucky University is currently not authorized to deliver online courses in Massachusetts.
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