COLLEGE OF APPLIED & NATURAL SCIENCES
Master of Science in Biology
The master’s program in Biology offers students the option to complete a thesis or the non-thesis track.
As part of the Master’s Programs in Biology, graduate students are required to take the course BISC 535: Current Topics in Biological Sciences. The topics for this class vary by quarter as does the professor teaching the course. upcoming topics are:
- Summer 2022: Mechanisms of Aging – Dr. Yuri Voziyanov
- Fall 2022: Species Delimitation – Dr. Don Shepard
- Winter 2023: Obesity and Factors that Influence Adipogenesis – Dr. Jamie Newman
- Spring 2022: Extracellular Vesicles in Biomedical Research and Diagnostics – Dr. Gergana Nestorova
Master of Science in Molecular Science and Nanotechnology
This interdisciplinary program is administered jointly by the School of Biological Sciences in the College of Applied and Natural Sciences and by the College of Engineering and Science. Students can choose to complete a thesis or the non-thesis track
Ph.D. In Molecular Science and Nanotechnology
This interdisciplinary program is administered jointly by the School of Biological Sciences in the College of Applied and Natural Sciences and by the College of Engineering and Science. Students possessing only the bachelor’s degree and not a master’s (in biology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, electrical engineering, physics, pharmacology, or a closely related field) may be considered for admission directly into the Ph.D. program on the basis of outstanding academic achievements.
The field of health care is broad and employees need to have a knowledge from areas like health information management, nutrition and dietetics, and biology to care for the whole patient. The Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences is designed to strengthen a student’s application to a professional or graduate health care degree program or to enhance a student’s career preparation in a health care related field. The program offers affordable hands-on and applied learning experiences related to several health care career fields, including but not limited to Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist, Dentist, Physician, and Veterinarian.
Concurrent Enrollment Program
The Concurrent Enrollment Program is an opportunity for current undergraduate to get a head start on graduate school. If you are a student currently pursuing a BS in Biology, Environmental Science, Animal Science, or Forestry, wants to continue your education towards a graduate or professional degree program, or are already participating in or wants the opportunity to participate in research on campus the Concurrent Enrollment Program may be right for you! For more information, visit Concurrent Enrollment Program.
Biological Science Research
As part of your thesis or dissertation you will need to work with a faculty advisor to develop a research question. Our Biology Faculty are involved in exciting and diverse research from molecular biology and nanotechnology to ecology and evolution. To learn more about faculty research, visit Research in Biological Sciences.
Graduate Student Scholarships
Applications for graduate student scholarships are due at 5 p.m. Friday, April 30. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Jamie Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Robert W. Flournoy and Dr. Bill Davis Endowed Scholarships for students pursuing a MS in Biology
Dr. Thomas McNeely established these scholarships in recognition of faculty in the School of Biological Sciences who had a significant impact on him and his career. McNeely earned his Bachelor’s degree at Centenary College and his MS in Biology at Louisiana Tech University. McNeely went on to have a long and successful career as a periodontist.
Justin & Jeanette Hinckley Graduate Student Scholarship in Biological Sciences
The Hinckleys are both graduates of Louisiana Tech University. Justin is a graduate of the College of Engineering and Science, and Jeanette is a graduate of College of Education. Both have remained committed to all aspects of the University and the student experience. This scholarship for graduate students in the School of Biological Sciences was created to support those students pursuing research that enhances their own learning experience and support the mission of the University.