The Biology Master’s Program at the University of Central Missouri is recruiting graduate students to start during the Fall 2022 semester. Financial support, in the form of stipend and tuition waiver/scholarship are expected for several teaching assistantship position. Support through faculty secured research grants is also available in some cases. The UCM program offers two tracks towards degree completion, with students in the thesis track responsible for completing an original research project, while students in the non-thesis track are responsible for conducting and writing a literature review. Areas of faculty expertise include:
Biology MS students will have full access to equipment and facilities operated by School of Natural Sciences (i.e., Biology and Chemistry). These resources include recently updated laboratories dedicated to research in chemistry, molecular biology, and wildlife biology, an R-Class animal care facility, greenhouse, department vehicles/boat, multiple curated collections, and numerous pieces of specialized equipment that are required to produce publishable results in today’s scientific literature. Graduate students have the opportunity to conduct laboratory experiments, field research, or a combination. UCM Faculty members maintain professional and academic collaborations in their field of study, and this creates a network utilized to facilitate student transition from graduate school to their next career position. Those interested in applying to the graduate program should first contact faculty members that have shared research interests.
A list of our faculty and their research areas can be found on the School of Natural Sciences website:
Qualifications include a minimum of 30 semester hours in biology, 8 hours of chemistry, and a statistics course with at least a 2.75 GPA overall.
Minimum qualifications to be considered for admission can be found on the UCM website:
Contact specific faculty members with shared research interests; Contact Dr. Daniel Marschalek (Graduate Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org) for general questions