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advisement resources for graduate students

General Requirements for the MS Program

The documents provided below summarize some of the general requirements for the MS Program in Biology. See also the catalogue description of the Master of Science Degree in Biology.

Graduate Flow Chart

The document below summarizes the admission process and steps towards completion of the degree.

Graduate Flow Chart Graduate Flow Chart

MS Program Form and Information Sheet

Below is a blank program form for Master of Science Degree in Biology.

Program Form for MS Degree in Biology Program Form for MS Degree in Biology

The document below summarizes important information regarding the MS Program in Biology.

Information Sheet for MS Program in Biology Information Sheet for MS Program in Biology

Postbaccalaureate Writing Requirement

Both conditionally classified and classified graduate students must meet the postbaccalaureate writing requirement within the first two quarters of their graduate program or before they have completed 16 units of course work, whichever comes first. This requirment is normally met by taking the Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE). The policy concerning the writing requirement is provided below.

Postbaccalaureate Writing Requirement Policy Postbaccalaureate Writing Requirement Policy

Students may petition to substitute alternative criteria to meet the writing requirement. The form below must be completed and submitted together with the appropriate documentation.

WPE Waiver Form WPE Waiver Form

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Last Update: 04/26/2010