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Majors & Degrees

Biological Sciences

Mississippi College’s Biological Sciences department offers a wide variety of biological sciences courses, allowing our quizzical, curious, invested students to prepare for scientific careers in fields like medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, biological research or science education.

Earn your biological sciences degree

No matter which of the numerous scientific fields they choose, scientists the world over have a few common traits: they are detail-oriented, observant and have questioning minds. They want to solve problems, find evidence and figure out how the world works.

The MC experience

Mississippi College understands that working adults are often juggling multiple responsibilities every day. Some of those responsibilities include children, a full-time job, and other extracurricular activities. No matter what the responsibilities are, Mississippi College wants to make education easier for you. That is why our Master’s degrees in the Biological Sciences are offered in the evenings.

Master of Science in Biology – Medical Sciences

The Master of Science in Biology (Medical Sciences) is your best choice if you are looking for medical school preparation in Mississippi. The program can be completed in 12 months and is designed to prepare students to enter medical, dental or pharmacy school, or begin a career in medical science research or as a physician’s assistant. The M.S. in Biology (Medical Sciences) at Mississippi College covers much of the first-year curriculum at a typical medical school, prepping knowledgeable students in areas such as anatomy, physiology, histology, neuroanatomy, and embryology. Students will learn in real-world environments like our 5,000-square-foot human cadaver lab and will learn how to read X-rays, CAT scans, and MRIs.

Admission requirements for the program include (but are not limited to) minimum MCAT, DAT or GRE scores, plus 16 hours of undergraduate biology, 16 hours of undergraduate chemistry and 8 hours of undergraduate physics.

Master of Education in Biological Sciences

The Master of Education in Biological Sciences assumes that the student has already satisfactorily completed 24 hours of undergraduate biology coursework. The program will prepare the student for a Class AA Standard Educator License, assuming that he or she has already earned the Class A License.

This coursework will include a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate-level work, with at least half those hours being 6000-level courses. Eighteen of these hours must be biological science courses. Twelve semester hours of graduate credit in professional education core courses. EDU 6504 (Research Methods and Procedures) and EDU 6535  (Curriculum Development) are required as part of the 12 hours.

Master of Science in Biology – Biological Sciences

This coursework will include a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate-level work, with at least half those hours being 6000-level courses. At least 21 of these hours must be in biological science courses, with up to 9 permissible hours in math, chemistry or physics.

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Research with Mississippi College

Mississippi College’s research-oriented curriculum offers students exciting marine biology classes in partnership with the Gulf Coast Research Library. Research the following: 

  • Coastal Vegetation
  • Aquarium Management
  • Marine Mammals
  • Early Life History of Marine Fishes
  • Parasites of Marine Animals

If you are interested in earning your Master of Science in Biology or sitting for the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) exam as your next step on the path to a rewarding medical career, Mississippi College is the perfect place for you. 

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