Biology (M.S.)

This innovative program enables you to pursue advanced biology training while building highly valued workplace skills.

TU biology student

Why Earn a Master’s Degree in Biology?

Greater Baltimore is a center for high technology and biomedical research where candidates with master’s-level training are in demand. The M.S. program in biology prepares you with:

  • comprehensive foundational knowledge in your area of specialty
  • advanced competence in research design and methods
  • communication skills beneficial for professional scientists

Our graduates work in research facilities, private and government laboratories, environmental consulting firms, and public and private secondary schools, or they go on to competitive PhD or MD programs .

Design Your Degree

You can select between two specialized tracks:

  • Molecular and Cell Biology Track
  • Organism Biology and Ecology Track

There are also thesis and non-thesis options. The course of study is designed to give you advanced knowledge and understanding of biology and help you develop a proficiency in independent thought, inquiry and research.

You can view admission and degree requirements in the Graduate Catalog.

Why Towson?

Academic Advantages

  • small classes with exceptional student-faculty interaction and guidance developing research projects
  • state-of-the-art equipment and laboratories, including outdoor, wooded lab sites

Accomplished Faculty of Biologists with Diverse Research Interests

  • behavioral physiology and ecology
  • microbial, plant and animal ecology
  • systematics and taxonomy
  • molecular ecology and population genetics
  • conservation biology
  • environmental contamination and toxicology
  • immunology
  • development of novel drug therapies