Master of Science
You will develop research skills by investigating unanswered questions in the field of biology, becoming familiar with the latest biological methodology relating to your topic of choice, understanding the capabilities and limitations of these various methods, and learning to communicate biological concepts effectively both verbally and in writing. Our faculty in the biology department have exciting and vibrant research programs in fields of study including animal or plant physiology, animal behavior, neurobiology, molecular and cell biology, bioinformatics, genetics, microbiology, development, and ecology.
Upon completion of the program you will have the skills necessary to read and write scientific literature, ask and answer life sciences questions, and direct independent research projects. In addition, you will be prepared to progress into a PhD program or professional employment in your field of study.
Please contact the program coordinator, Heather Doherty, at (603) 535-3181 for more information.
There are two options for the MS in Biology:
Admissions requirements for the MS in Biology requires the following materials to be submitted through our online application
- Minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in undergraduate coursework
- Official transcripts from any/all college level work
- Three professional recommendations
- Current Resume
- Statement of interest
- GRE test scores
- NH Residency Verification form (NH residents only)
- $75 application fee
Applications must be received by March 1 to be eligible for consideration for graduate assistant positions. PSU offers a limited number of competitively awarded graduate assistantships each year to students pursuing the thesis option.