What Sets UM-Flint's Biology (MS) Program Apart?
Research with Real-World Impact
Researchers in pursuit of breakthroughs in biology must have exceptional critical thinking skills and extensive training. The Masters of Science in Biology prepares you with the knowledge and experiences you need to be an essential member of a research laboratory and play an investigative role in scientific discoveries that change lives. Specifically designed for students who are driven to pursue biological research in the private or public sectors or teach secondary science, the MS in Biology blends sophisticated hands-on training and techniques within new areas of research. As part of this rigorous program, you’ll work alongside faculty members who are conducting important and diverse research across the field of biology.
Our biology courses are taught by experts in their field. They bring their knowledge, insight, and field experience to the laboratory environment. You’ll be invited to actively participate in their research, working alongside faculty mentors on leading-edge projects that have real-world impact.
Build on your undergraduate degree in biology or a related life science. The MS in Biology program offers an in-depth curriculum that integrates the latest advances in biology, including new research techniques and areas of study.
Scholarships and Research Assistantships
At the University of Michigan-Flint, we want you to focus on starting your university experience strong. That’s why we offer scholarships and research assistantships to new Biology (MA) students. Click here to learn more.
You’ll have access to UM-Flint’s fully equipped laboratories, allowing you to test your hypotheses and explore new findings using the latest research and analytic technology.
You have the option to pursue your MS in Biology on a parttime basis to accommodate your busy schedule as a working professional. Or you may choose to immerse yourself in this program on a full-time basis to fast track your degree. You also have the ability to select a thesis or non-thesis track, depending on your goals and interests.
THESIS TRACK: Thesis research and defense (9 credits) and additional courses to complete 30 total credit hours
NON-THESIS TRACK: Graduate Seminar (1 credit) and additional courses to complete 32 total credits
You’ll complete your MS in Biology with a small group of fellow biologists who share your passion for research. This structure enables you to develop a strong support network for personal and professional development. Lab work, fieldtrips, and teambased projects create a collaborative environment that builds your communication and critical thinking skills.
As part of the world-renowned University of Michigan community, you’ll also have access to the full academic and research resources at the Flint, Dearborn, and Ann Arbor campuses.