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Master of Science in Biology

The 100% online, non-thesis, Master of Science in Biology provides advanced training in Biology, while expanding opportunities in teaching, research and public service. This program allows freedom of choice in the classes you take to complete your degree and encourages courses built around areas most relevant to your career goals and interests. You may focus on ecology, evolution or cellular/molecular biology, or take a variety of courses. Courses are available online year-around, allowing you to take courses during windows that work best for you! 

Learn more about our thesis-based Master of Science in Biology and our 100% online graduate certificate in biology.


The online M.S. in Biology will prepare you for roles such as:

  • Research Scientist

  • Post-secondary educator

  • Medical Student

  • Forensic Scientist

  • Biologist 


Program Information



Online Orientation

View the graduate student guide, designed for both degree, and non-degree seeking graduate students who are enrolling in courses at the master's degree or graduate certificate level.

View Online Orientation

Student Resource Portal

 The student resource portal is the one stop shop for all things student success. Some of the available services are academic coaches, the writing lab, and more!

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Contact WKU Online
  • (270) 745-5173 or toll free at 888-4WKUWEB
  • learn.online@wku.edu
  • South Campus Academic Wing C170
    2355 Nashville Rd.
    Bowling Green, KY 42101-1084

To learn more about WKU Graduate School and the Master of Science in Biology, view the Graduate Catalog. To take the next step on your climb to the top, apply today 

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 Last Modified 6/20/24