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Master of Science in Biology

The Department of Biology at Austin Peay offers a Master of Science program for students who majored or minored in Biology or a closely related discipline for their undergraduate studies. The M.S. in Biology can be completed in two to three years, and prepares students for a variety of careers in exciting and competitive fields.  On-campus laboratory facilities support teaching and research, and the Center of Excellence for Field Biology offers a unique opportunity for research endeavors. A M.S. in Biology presents an incredible diversity of career paths, from air pollution analyst to biotechnology to zoology, including animal ecologist, biological photographer, criminologist, museum curator, cytologist, entomologist, environmental analyst or scientist, marine biologist, oceanographers, mycologist, osteopath, physical therapist, botanist or public health educator.The Biology program is offered through the APSU Clarksville Campus and admits during fall and spring terms.

Graduate Coordinator
Dr. Rebecca Johansen
Department of Biology website

Admission Requirements

Required Application Materials

Admission Requirements

The Biology program admits for spring and fall terms on the APSU Clarksville campus. Only completed admission packets will be forwarded to the Biology Graduate Education Committee for review. Applicants should meet the Biology Department admission requirements and follow the specific Biology Department application instructions to ensure full consideration.

Review of applications begins March 1st for the fall semester and October 15th for the spring semester. 

International Admission Requirements

To view graduate programs available to international students, refer to the Graduate Programs for International Students page on the College of Graduate Studies website. Depending on program and/or visa status, additional graduate admission requirements must be met. All admission documents must be received and processed before Biology Graduate Education committee review.

Admission Status

Regular admission will be granted to applicants who have met all entrance requirements. To be granted conditional  admission, unofficial transcripts and entrance exam scores may be submitted until the official documents are received  by Graduate Admissions. If official documents are not received as prescribed in the current Graduate Bulletin all classes will be dropped. Denied admission status will be granted to applicants who do not meet the regular or conditional criteria for admission to the program.

What do Master of Science in Biology Graduate Students do after Graduation?

A Master of Science in Biology presents an incredible diversity of career paths from:

Air pollution analyst Cytologist Animal ecologist
Museum curator Public health educator Biological photographer
Marine biologist Entomologist Criminologist
Biotechnology Botanist Scientist
Zoology Oceanographers Environmental analyst
Mycologist Osteopath Physical therapist