Program Description

This program provides advanced training for college graduates or professionals seeking careers in biomedical research, biotechnology, neuroscience or biodefense, as well as evolutionary and animal biology, animal biology and biology teaching. Master’s level concentrations are available in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics, Evolutionary Biology, and Translational and Clinical Research. Alternatively, students may choose the program in general biological sciences, which allows flexibility to build a study program tailored to a specific research or career interest. Students do either Thesis or Project.

What it costs

Application Deadline

Priority Deadline: 11/1

Standard Deadline: 11/1

Space Available Deadline (International): 11/15

Space Available Deadline (Domestic): 1/1


Deadline for Fall 2023

Priority Deadline: 3/15

Standard Deadline: 3/15

Space Available Deadline (International): 8/1

Space Available Deadline (Domestic): 8/1

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Program Summary

100 Percent Online

Program: Biology, MS

Degree: Graduate

College/School: College of Science

Credits: 30 total

Who should apply?

Students who are interested in a career in modern biology and biotechnology, clinical research, human genetics and molecular evolution (Thesis track), or future applicants to medical and dental schools (Project track).

Why choose George Mason?

Mason’s School of Systems Biology is a home for state-of-the art clinical and basic research laboratories working in interdisciplinary fields encompassing both wet-lab biology and bioinformatics. Online students will be introduced to opportunities of doing their Project/Thesis work remotely.

Career Opportunities

Laboratory scientist, laboratory test specialist, field researcher, and medical writer, to name a few.