Biological Sciences (MS Nonthesis|Online)


Degrees Offered


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 courses must first be admitted to the graduate school as a degree or non-degree seeking student. The Program Name is Bio Science - Non-thesis for Science Educators and the Program Code is MS-BIOS-1AAC for degree seeking students and ND-AFLN-1 code for non-degree seeking student. Online applications for the graduate degree programs are on the Graduate Admission website (

Registration for all courses require that you complete the course application form(s) at the bottom of the Registration page. Please do not use the online web registration system until you have been cleared to register for the course(s).


More information can be found in this graduate handbook.


Program of Study

We cycle through the required ten courses, therefore you can begin the sequence at any time. Our program can be completed in 6 semesters; 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.

Transfer Courses - To transfer, the course content must be similar to a required course. Also, transfer credits must not have been used to satisfy the requirements for any other degree and must have been completed within the six-year period preceding the date the graduate degree will be awarded.


Required Documents


The School or Program offers a number of graduate assistantships to students each year based on merit. These are offered in the form of stipends and the additional benefit of tuition remission. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester to qualify for a graduate assistantship and must work a minimum of 10 hours a week as a teaching or research assistant or perform other tasks assigned by the School or Program.


Program Contact(s)

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