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Biology, M.S.

Training the Next Generation of Scientists and Educators
  • 92.4%

    Placement Rate for Graduates in Ph.D. Programs or Jobs

  • 20%

    Average Percentage of Applicants Admitted to the Program

  • 88%

    Enrollment Rate for Accepted Students

Our alumni work in:

The graduate program prepares you to be successful in Ph.D. programs.

Work to understand how microscopic life-forms such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasites and algae can cause infections or diseases.

Work to preserve the environment and to advance sustainability efforts.

Conduct experiments, medical research and clinical trials in a lab setting.

The program prepares you for a variety of positions in healthcare and medical research.

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Learn To

Develop a research plan

Present and defend a research plan

Independently answer questions regarding your research field

Communicate your research to a broadly trained public audience

Write up research in the form of a manuscript for publication in a scientific journal

Through the UNCW Biology Department, you are given access to a group of kind and dedicated faculty and staff who are excited to give you the knowledge and tools necessary to help change our world for the better.
Dylan Marshall ‘22 B.S. Biology
Biology, M.S. Program Overview