Conduct cutting-edge research in the biological sciences and prepare for a dynamic career in academics, government, industry and beyond.
The M.S. in Biology combines broad expertise in the biological sciences with a strong focus on critical sub-disciplines including ecology, wildlife biology, disease biology, genetics and genomics, and developmental biology. You’ll conduct research at a high level, master the technical skills you need and prepare for a rewarding career.
- Program type:
- Master's Degree
- Est. time to complete:
- 2-3 years
- Credit hours:
- 30 (with thesis); 32 (without thesis)
Why Study Biology at UND?
Solid expertise in the science of living things prepares you to tackle pressing global challenges in a changing world. With a master's degree in Biology from UND, you'll have skills, knowledge and research experience that set you apart as a scholar, a researcher and a leader.
The department offers graduate work in the areas of:
- Cell Biology
- Conservation Biology
- Developmental Biology
- Fisheries Biology and Management
- Forensic Biology
- Genetics and Genomics
- Grassland Ecology
- Molecular Biology
- Systems Biology
- Wildlife Biology and Management
In our collaborative environment, you'll work closely with expert faculty on high-level research in state-of-the-art facilities. And you'll prepare for a dynamic career on the front lines of some of today's most urgent challenges, such as conservation and wildlife management on human-dominated landscapes, protection of endangered species, organismal and ecological responses to climate and landscape change, and relating phenotypic responses to genetic mechanisms.