The Department of Biology at Georgia Southern University is currently accepting applications to be part of our MS in Biology Fall 2021 cohort! The Department of Biology at Georgia Southern is the largest center for biology research and education in southern Georgia. Our degree program offers cutting-edge, hands-on training that will prepare you for a successful career in the biological sciences. The faculty within the department offer an exciting array of expertise from molecular biology to ecosystem ecology, and conduct research across a diverse range of habitats within the coastal plain and the region. Further, Georgia Southern University provides all the opportunities of a major university with a small campus feel – the Department has ~50 graduate students and 46 graduate faculty, providing our students with a high level of personal attention. Interested students are encouraged to visit the faculty page (https://cosm.georgiasouthern.edu/biology/people/faculty/), explore the faculty profiles and reach out to potential advisors during the application process. With two campuses and a broad scope of research topics, the opportunities are limitless!
Accepted graduate students are usually provided with a graduate assistantship and assigned to roles as TAs for nonmajors and some intro-level majors biology courses, as well as provided with a tuition waiver. The assistantships (listed above) provide a stipend for the fall and spring semesters. Students can obtain additional summer stipends, with limited funding available through the Department, in addition to other internal sources (i.e., Institute for Coastal Plain Science) and external sources via grant-funded research.
For more information, please see the Biology graduate program website (https://cosm.georgiasouthern.edu/biology/masters/) and to apply, please visit the College of Graduate Studies website (https://cogs.georgiasouthern.edu/admission/applynow/). Importantly, the GRE is no longer a requirement for admittance to the Biology Graduate Program at Georgia Southern. Applicants should provide transcripts, a personal statement, and at least 2 references.
Priority application deadline for Fall 2021 is March 1, 2021, and the final deadline for consideration is April 1.
The University requires all students to have health insurance, which can be purchased through the University.