Master of Science Degree in Biology: Thesis Option

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This degree is a good choice for students who are interested in biological research and careers that would require the use of the scientific method. Students accepted into this program work closely with a UNK faculty advisor to design a program that will help them meet their goals. This program requires the student to be in residence for a significant portion of the program.

Resident students conduct original research and generate a thesis. The thesis should result in a manuscript that makes a significant contribution to their field and demonstrates that the student is capable of doing original research and presenting the results in a clear and concise manner. The student presents this work in a public seminar and then defends it before a faculty committee at the end of his or her program.

If you would like to be considered for this program, there are several steps that should be completed: