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Biological Sciences MS – Non-Thesis Emphasis

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An Online Biological Sciences Master's Degree

Are you looking for a rigorous Biology program that is flexible enough to fit both your schedule and your career goals? Our Biological Sciences Master of Science – Non-Thesis Emphasis is now available online.

You will be able to enroll in a wide variety of Biology courses focused on medicine, ecology and evolutionary biology. Additional elective options are also available for educators. Our exceptional advisors and faculty work to ensure that your studies support your professional goals – and your interests in the field of Biology.

Coursework is delivered fully online in the Fall and Spring semesters, with Summers off, and you can choose the schedule and completion time frame that works best for you.

Flexible Enough to Fit a Variety of Biology Careers

High School and Dual / Concurrent Enrollment Biology Teaching

If you are an existing high school Biology teacher, this degree will advance your content knowledge and may help you progress in the pay scale at your school. In addition, this program can help you meet the requirements (master's degree and content expertise) for instructors of college-level Biology courses. If you take 18 credits of BIO coursework in this master's degree program, you will be eligible to teach college and university courses in Biology – including concurrent/dual enrollment courses (in which students earn both high school and college credit in the same course).

Scholarship for Teachers in Rural Colorado Districts

If you are a K-12 educator in a rural Colorado school district, you also may be eligible to receive the Concurrent Enrollment Educator Qualification Scholarship for this program! This initiative is designed to help rural high school teachers become eligible to provide concurrent/dual enrollment college coursework for their rural students, which will better prepare those students for collegiate success. Learn more about this opportunity.

Professional School Preparation

If you are among the many qualified students who can't fit an intensive 9-month MBS program around your employment or family obligations, you can still prepare for your future in medicine, dentistry, pharmaceuticals, or veterinary medicine with this Master of Science program. You will enroll in many of the same courses as the students in our popular Biomedical Science MBS program, but take fewer courses each term.

Advancement in Biology-Related Fields

Open up your path to new opportunities in biological science, biotechnology, health care, and resource management with an online master's degree that fits around your schedule.

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Credits Required:
Time to Completion:
Typically 2-3 years (see Courses & Requirements page)
$565/credit hour

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Program Coordinator:

Mitchell McGlaughlin, Ph.D.


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