M.S. Biology students at Harbor Branch tend to undertake a thesis commitment. The thesis option is designed for students, whose career goals include a research emphasis, including the possibility of enrolling in a Ph.D. program. Students who choose the thesis option take 36 credits of course work, with up to one-third devoted to independent research under the supervision of a faculty member, culminating in a thesis. Students may choose advisors from the Biology faculty, or from other faculty members who have courtesy appointments within the department. The application deadlines are January 15 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester.
Minimum of 36 credit hours (Thesis option)
Degree must be completed within 7 years