Starting your path in advanced biology
The Master of Science in biology program provides an advanced understanding of the knowledge of biological theory, lab techniques and experimental design and is structured so that it can be completed in a one-year process.
This nonthesis master’s degree is appropriate for people in careers that value individuals having advanced technical and conceptual training in biology including clinical doctorate programs (e.g., medicine, dentistry and physical therapy), positions in management and policy, and educational appointment at the primary, secondary or community college levels. The coursework provides a foundation in graduate-level knowledge of biological theory, lab techniques and experimental design and includes the unique opportunity to take a human anatomy course with a cadaver lab component at the master’s level.
The one-year design to this program is especially appealing to students, whether they are using this degree opportunity as a steppingstone to future educational opportunities or working toward an advancement in their current field. With our small class sizes, the student’s access to their professors and their knowledge is an especially appealing quality. The biology faculty and curriculum emphasize the core values of honesty and integrity intertwined with the principles of Christianity on which CSU was founded.
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Charleston Southern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Your next step to
becoming a student
- Graduate Application
- Official transcripts from ALL institutions attended
- Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Three signed letters of recommendation
- Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field from an accredited senior institution
- Personal letter of work experience, no more than 500 words outlining his or her academic and career goals
- GRE exam within the last five years*
*An undergraduate GPA of 3.5 conferred in the last five years may be substituted.
In the Biology program, you’ll take courses like…
- Cell and Molecular Biology
- Human Anatomy
- Human Genetics
Professor of Biology and Geology/Director of Master of Science in Biology program
The building houses chemistry, biology and research labs, faculty offices and classrooms. A greenhouse is located adjacent to the science building. The greenhouse contains more than 50 different varieties of orchids: both hybrids and species. There is also a bog garden with more than 30 different species of carnivorous plants.
The master’s in biology classes are challenging but enjoyable; the campus is quaint but vibrant, and the instructors are knowledgeable and understanding. I love how friendly and willing to help all the staff members are and how welcomed I have always felt.Matt Jenkins ’19 / MS biology