Grand Valley State University's Master of Science degree in biology is designed to allow students the opportunity to study at a graduate level in broad areas such as genetics and cell biology, organismal biology, aquatic and terrestrial ecology, and natural resources.

Students of our program have the exceptional benefit of access to the Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) shared research facility that is capable of DNA sequencing and genotyping (fragment analysis.)

  • Unique. A highly individualized, planned program of study established by the student and their advisor ensures a unique learning experience designed to meet individual goals.
  • Versatile. Choose from optional natural resources or aquatic sciences emphases, both of which provide opportunities to conduct research and take classes at the Annis Water Resources Institute in Muskegon.
  • Flexible. Available to full- or part-time students. Many classes are offered at times to accommodate working professionals.


M.S. in biology admission requirements and application for admission are available online.

The $30 application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied  to Grand Valley State University. 


Courses Offered

The M.S. in biology program is minimum of 33 credits.

Click here to see the full course list.


Grand Valley offers an excellent education at a reasonable cost.

Related Programs

Cell and Molecular Biology, M.S., P.S.M.


Page last modified September 23, 2014