Graduate Degree - Genetics and Genome Sciences - Master of Science

Program:
Genetics and Genome Sciences - Master of Science
Program Code:
7160 Genetics and Genome Sciences
Program Level:
Graduate
Award Type:
Master of Science
Start Term:
FS20
College:
College of Natural Science


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
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College of Natural Science

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Graduate Study
Genetics and Genome Sciences - Master of Science

The primary purpose of the Master of Science in Genetics and Genome Sciences is to train students for a variety of careers in areas of genetics and genomics.

Admission

Applicants will be considered for admission by the Genetics and Genome Sciences Executive Committee. The criteria for admission include an undergraduate major in the biological sciences, acceptable grade-point average, a statement of objectives and three letters of recommendation. The Genetics and Genome Sciences Executive Committee will also consider requests for students to transfer from the Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics and Genome Sciences to this program.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and the College of Natural Science, students must meet the requirements specified below.

Requirements for the Master of Science Degree in Genetics and Genome Sciences

The Master of Science degree in Genetics and Genome Sciences is available under Plan A (with thesis). Students must earn at least 30 credits, of which a minimum of 20 credits must consist of course work and must include the following:

1. Both of the following courses (4 to 6 credits):
BMB 801 Molecular Biology 3
GEN 810 Theory and Practice of Teaching Genetics 1 to 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
MMG 833 Microbial Genetics 3
MMG 835 Eukaryotic Molecular Genetics 3
3. Complete 4 to 10 credits of Genetics 899, Master’s Thesis Research.
4. Submission of a written thesis.
5. Presentation of a final research seminar.
6. Pass a final oral examination.