The online Master of Science (MS) in Biology equips students with foundational knowledge in biology, with elective courses that can be customized to career interests. With the breadth and depth of course options, the program helps students get to where they want to go.
The online Biology, MS allows students to:
- Earn their degree fully online with no on-campus requirements.
- Conduct their own hands-on independent research with faculty guidance.
- Pick times convenient for them to log-in to classes.
- Choose from over 50 elective course offerings.
- Customize the program to fit their goals and interests.
Past students have used the program to:
- Gain classroom content or teach at a community college.
- Develop advanced knowledge in their roles as fisheries, wildlife or conservation biologists.
- Advance their careers in pharmaceutical and health care professionals.
- Prepare for professional schools or doctoral programs in biology fields.
Students choose this program because:
- The Department of Biology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney has established itself as a nationwide leader in the successful delivery of its online biology graduate degree program.
- Faculty members are energetic and willing to explore a wide variety of research interests.
- An interdisciplinary study emphasizes collaborations aimed at solving modern biological problems.
- Extensive course offerings including physiology, genetics, cellular and molecular biology, ecology, evolution, environmental and organismal biology and biological tools and applications.
- A low student-to-faculty ratio assures the individual guidance necessary for positive individual experiences and successful completion of the program.
- This program is typically structured as a non-thesis program, which is generally considered a terminal degree. For students considering continuing their education into a doctoral program, the Biology adviser will work with you to develop a program of study to suit this goal. Graduates of this online Biology, MS program have successfully gone on to Ph.D. programs at other institutions.