Master of Science in Biology
The Department of Biology at Austin Peay offers a Master of Science program for students who majored or minored in Biology or a closely related discipline for their undergraduate studies. The M.S. in Biology can be completed in two to three years, and prepares students for a variety of careers in exciting and competitive fields. On-campus laboratory facilities support teaching and research, and the Center of Excellence for Field Biology offers a unique opportunity for research endeavors. A M.S. in Biology presents an incredible diversity of career paths, from air pollution analyst to biotechnology to zoology, including animal ecologist, biological photographer, criminologist, museum curator, cytologist, entomologist, environmental analyst or scientist, marine biologist, oceanographers, mycologist, osteopath, physical therapist, botanist or public health educator.The Biology program is offered through the APSU Clarksville Campus and admits during fall and spring terms.
Required Application Materials
- Application for admission
- Application fee: $45/domestic or $50/international
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended
- Official GRE scores
- Curriculum vitae including list of three references
- Statement of research interests you wish to pursue during graduate studies (1 page)
- Three letters of recommendation (to be sent directly by referees to the College of Graduate Studies and the Biology Graduate Coordinator)
- Military documents, if applicable
- Admission decision by department (see https://www.apsu.edu/biology/graduate/gradadmiss)
- Send a copy of all application materials (except application fee and application) to the Biology Graduate Coordinator (pdf files only)
The Biology program admits for spring and fall terms on the APSU Clarksville campus. Only completed admission packets will be forwarded to the Biology Graduate Education Committee for review. Applicants should meet the Biology Department admission requirements and follow the specific Biology Department application instructions to ensure full consideration.
- Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75
- Bachelor’s degree, conferred in biology or with a minor in biology, from a regionally accredited institution
- Minimum combined GRE verbal and math score of 300 or 900 (for exams administered before Aug. 1, 2011)
- Admission by the Biology Graduate Education Committee
Review of applications begins March 1st for the fall semester and October 15th for the spring semester.
International Admission Requirements
To view graduate programs available to international students, refer to the Graduate Programs for International Students page on the College of Graduate Studies website. Depending on program and/or visa status, additional graduate admission requirements must be met. All admission documents must be received and processed before Biology Graduate Education committee review.
Regular admission will be granted to applicants who have met all entrance requirements.
To be granted conditional admission, unofficial transcripts and entrance exam scores
may be submitted until the official documents are received by Graduate Admissions.
If official documents are not received as prescribed in the current Graduate Bulletin
all classes will be dropped. Denied admission status will be granted to applicants
who do not meet the regular or conditional criteria for admission to the program.
What do Master of Science in Biology Graduate Students do after Graduation?
A Master of Science in Biology presents an incredible diversity of career paths from:
|Air pollution analyst||Cytologist||Animal ecologist|
|Museum curator||Public health educator||Biological photographer|