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Introduction to Graduate Programs

Master of Science

The Department of Biology offers both thesis and non-thesis Master of Science degree programs. Both programs require a minimum of 30 semester hours of courses at the 300 level or higher. A minimum of 18 semester hours of formal course work is required for the thesis degree, and a minimum of 24 semester hours of formal course work for the non-thesis degree. The remaining credits may be research credits (BIOL 601 Research and BIOL 651 Thesis M.S.).

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Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy degree in biology is granted upon the completion of original research under the guidance of a faculty member in the Department of Biology.


For more information about graduate studies in biology please contact:

Julia Brown-Allen, Graduate Recruiter and Coordinator
Department of Biology
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7080

216.368.4672 (FAX)

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