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Biological Sciences (MA)

 Students Completing a master's degree in Biological Sciences will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of multiple fields and approaches within Biology
  2. Demonstrate mastery of the principles and approaches of a particular subfield in Biology
  3. Demonstrate the ability to critically analyze and evaluate scientific findings
  4. Demonstrate the ability to design a study to test an original hypothesis using the scientific method.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to communicate scientific information in both oral and written formats.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which their knowledge and experience contributes to society and prepares them for various career paths.
  7. (For MS Students Only) Demonstrate the ability to conduct a novel research study using the scientific method, analyze their data using qualitative and or quantitative methods, and to explain its relevance and contribution to science.

The Biology Department seeks to support students’ development as emerging scientists. DePaul’s Master of Arts degree in Biology is designed for students who have a strong desire to increase their understanding of the life sciences and plan to take on additional education for increased proficiency in teaching.

A program of study leading to the Master of Science degree provides lecture, laboratory and seminar courses—along with learning experiences in research and undergraduate laboratory assisting, to aid students in achieving their stated goals. Students develop a particular concentration of studies in consultation with their faculty advisor. ​