The graduate study program in biology leads to the Master of Science degree. The offering of a graduate degree in biology has several purposes. One of these is to offer students who have attained the baccalaureate degree in biology or other natural sciences the opportunity to broaden and increase their knowledge in the biological sciences.
Another is the opportunity for students to enter into or expand their experience in the area of experimental research in biology. These objectives may be achieved through selection of elective courses offered in this department and allied areas (chemistry, agriculture, veterinary medicine, etc.), and by the selection of a research area of concentration. The latter is with the assistance of a major advisor in the department who will usually act as the student’s major professor. All graduate students are required to teach for one (1) year in the Freshman Biology Program.
Admission: General Admission to graduate study at Tuskegee University is outlined under the Regulations and Procedures for Graduate Instruction. In addition, the prospective candidate should normally have completed an undergraduate curriculum equivalent to the one followed at Tuskegee University.
Examinations: Satisfactory performance on qualifying examinations by the Department may be required of the student prior to application and approval of candidacy. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required prior to admission to candidacy. A final comprehensive oral examination is required covering the general field of Biology and the content of the thesis and research.