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Master of Science in Biology with emphasis in Regional Analysis and Public Policy

Admission Requirements

1. General admission to graduate study.

2. Completion of an undergraduate major in biology, environmental science, or an equivalent course of study.

3. Minimum GPA of 3.0 in all upper division biology courses.

4. Acceptable proficiency in chemistry, mathematics, and physics as determined by the biology graduate admissions committee.

5. Minimum GRE score of 400 for verbal and 400 for quantitative sections.

6. Minimum TOEFL score for international students is 525.

Requirements for the Degree (Thesis)

1. Satisfy University degree requirements.

2. Complete an approved thesis.

3. Complete a minimum of 34 semester hours of 500-600 level course work,including six hours credit for the thesis and one hour credit for biology graduate
seminar.

4. At least 22 credit hours must be completed in biological sciences.

5. Complete at least 50 percent (excluding thesis) of total required semester hours taken for the degree at the 600 level.

6. Take final written/oral examinations as determined by the student’s advisory committee. The advisory committee must include at least one IRAPP faculty
member (associate or affiliate).

7. Complete the 12-semester-hour Regional Analysis requirements.

8. Each student will be required to take at least one hour of biology graduate seminar.

Requirements for the Degree (Non-Thesis)

1. Satisfy University degree requirements.

2. Complete a minimum of 37 semester hours of 500-600 level course work.

3. At least 25 credit hours must be completed in biological sciences.

4. Complete at least 50 percent of total required semester hours taken for the degree at the 600 level.

5. Each student will be required to take at least one hour of biology graduate seminar and three hours of research problems to demonstrate the ability to
perform independent research under laboratory or field conditions.

6. Complete the 12-semester-hour Regional Analysis requirements.

7. Take final written/oral examinations as determined by student’s advisory committee, which must include at least one IRAPP faculty (associate or affiliate).

8. Must be unconditionally admitted.

Requirements for M.S. in Biology with RAPP Emphasis

MATH 553 - Concepts in the Design of Experiments

RAPP 610 - Ideology and Public Development in Appalachia

RAPP 620 - Economic Development

RAPP 630 - Graduate Seminar in Regional Issues


 
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