The MS in Biology will equip graduates to enter professions within the science community and contribute through research, teaching, writing and other avenues – all through the lens of Scripture.

Our educational goal, no matter what biological discipline our students choose to study, is that they will be competent biologists who represent the God of Creation well. The Master of Science in Biology program will include courses from a research curriculum, specific biology content areas—physiology, molecular and cellular biology and organismal biology—departmental seminars and institutional requirements.

Students who apply to the Master of Science in Biology program will be evaluated based on undergraduate GPA (both overall and science/math specific), previous coursework, GRE scores, a personal statement and letters of recommendation.


  • Planning & Proposing Scientific Research
  • Cross-Cultural Ministries Practicum
  • Biostatistics
  • Laboratory Rotation
  • Thesis


  • Botanist
  • Environmental analyst
  • Field ecologist
  • Fisheries biologist
  • Geneticist
  • Marine biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Museum curator
  • Natural resources manager
  • Park naturalist
  • Science educator
  • Wildlife manager
  • Zoologist

Biology graduate students pursue professional careers with government agencies, private industries, and academic institutions. Graduate students also pursue entrance to Ph.D. programs in the biological sciences or other closely related fields of study.


Dr. Robert S. Bowen
Dean of The Pilgram Marpeck School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – 706-865-2134, ext. 6400.