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 in our program have access to the DNA sequencing facility located at the Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI).

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Unique. A highly individualized program of study ensures a unique learning experience designed to meet individual goals.

Versatile. Optional natural resources or aquatic sciences emphases 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.


The Biology M.S. admission requirements and application for admission are available online.

The $30 application fee is waived for previous applicants of Grand Valley.

Courses Offered

The Biology M.S. program is a minimum of 33 credits.

See the full course list.