Department of Biology


Department of Biology
285 Old Westport Road
University of Massachusetts
North Dartmouth
MA 02747-2300

Phone: (508) 999-8307
Fax:     (508) 999-8216

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Biology Master of Science and Marine Biology Master of Science

Either program may be undertaken as a research or library thesis course of study. Students interested in a research career or continued graduate education may elect a program culminating in a research thesis. Educators and others interested in broadening their backgrounds in biology, but not in laboratory or field research, should elect a program of study culminating in a library thesis.

The masters program consists of a combination of coursework and research. Courses (see catalog link below) consist of graduate seminar courses in topics such as Marine Biotechnology, Marine Benthic Ecology, Biological Oceanography, and Animal Behavior. Student research often results in posters at professional conferences or student-authored publications. Graduates from our Masters programs have gone on to pursue academic careers or to take jobs in government and private industry.

Biology Graduate Catalog (PDF)

Contact Info:

Send email to Whitney Hable, Graduate Program Director

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