The Department of Biological Sciences is proud to offer an online, non-thesis Master of Biological Sciences designed specifically for K-12 teachers and other science educators interested in biological sciences. This program is fully in a distance-learning format and lectures are available 24/7.
Students enrolling in our course must first be admitted to the graduate school as a degree (the program code is MS-BIOS-1-AAC) or non-degree seeking student. Please note that the tuition rate is higher for non-degree seeking students. Click here to be taken to the Finances page. Online applications for graduate degree programs are on the Graduate Admissions website (http://www.grad.clemson.edu).
We cycle through the required ten courses, therefore you can begin the sequence at any time. Our program can be completed in 6 semesters if you enroll in two courses each term; however, a master's student has six years to complete a degree; therefore, all coursework to be credited toward any master's degree must have been enrolled in and completed within six calendar years prior to the date on which the degree is to be awarded.
Enrollment is limited to two courses per term with the exception of BIOL 8480. BIOL 8480 (described below) is offered each term. Students may enroll in BIOL 8480 and two other regularly scheduled courses this fall. Do not register for BIOL 8480 if you need the other courses offered this term (BIOL 8400, 8420, and 8440) since they will not be offered again until next fall.
For the Fall 2014, we are offering the following four regularly scheduled courses listed below:
These four online courses run August 20 – December 12, 2014. If you apply to more than one of our courses, you will be notified about your acceptance under separate email. Each course will provide you with three hours of graduate credit from the Clemson University Department of Biological Sciences. All courses are open to degree and non-degree seeking students.
Students will register online using Clemson’s course management program called IROAR. After we receive your course application form(s), we will notify the Registration Coordinator who will email instructions for online registration to the student. We can no longer add students to the class roster; consequently, you must register online for each course you plan to take.
Application Forms for Fall 2014 Courses
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