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Biological Sciences

Program Summary

The Master of Science in biological sciences is for students who want to further their education and skills while specializing in human anatomy or bioinformatics and choosing a thesis or non-thesis program. This program is ideal for students preparing for a pre-professional health or research major.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: M.S. in Biological Sciences

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • Specialization in Bioinformatics
  • Specialization in Human Anatomical Sciences
  • Concentration in Biochemistry
  • Specialization in Biology Teaching

Program Requires GRE: Yes (submission of GRE subject or the MCAT could enhance application)

Letters of Recommendation: 2

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials MUST be received by the deadline below to ensure consideration.

  Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S.
Fall January 1 January 1
Spring   October 1
Summer   June 1
 

For More Information

Department of Biological Sciences
349B Montgomery Hall
Program website
sfarley@niu.edu
815-753-0437

Director of Graduate Studies:
Neil Blackstone
neilb@niu.edu

Application Contact:
Sharon Farley
sfarley@niu.edu

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