Biological Sciences MS

College of Arts and Sciences

Program Description

We offer graduate training in a rigorous yet supportive environment. Research in the Department of Biological Sciences examines levels of biological complexity from molecules to populations, with three areas of focus in molecular biology of gene expression, signal transduction in sensory perception and development, and evolutionary genomics and population biology. The curriculum develops critical thinking as well as written and oral communication skills. Students receive personal attention from their advisors. Three distinct degree programs are designed to prepare students for their chosen career in research, biology education, biotech and pharmaceutical industries, or health areas.

Program Contact

Gabrielle Jaquays
834 Clemens Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-3350

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 32 Hours


  • 2 Years

Application Fee

  • $75

Special Requirements

Effective immediately, the Biological Sciences MS program will not be requiring the submission of GRE scores as a part of the admissions process. However, prospective students are encouraged to consider submitting their test scores if they think it will strengthen their application. 

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.