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Master of Arts Degree

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The Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences does not offer a Master of Arts degree program. The Division only awards the M.A. as a terminal degree.

To qualify for a Masters degree without thesis, students must:

1) have been a full time DBBS student for one calendar year,
2) have satisfactorily completed 36 semester units of graduate studies, and
3) passed a general knowledge exam for their program.

To qualify for a Masters degree with thesis, students must:

1) have been a full time DBBS student for one calendar year,
2) satisfactorily completed 36 semester units of graduate studies, and
3) have written and defended a masters thesis based on exceptional research work completed prior to the decision to terminate graduate studies.

No more than four months may be allowed to complete the thesis, and the steering committee may decide that less time is appropriate. The thesis must be successfully defended before a committee of no fewer than three full-time Division faculty members other than the laboratory mentor (the laboratory mentor may serve in addition to the three other faculty), and the composition of the committee must be approved by the student's Program Director. The examining committee must find that the student demonstrates a mastery of the subject in order to recommend that the degree be awarded.

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Created at 7/27/2011 11:55 AM by John Richards
Last modified at 9/9/2020 11:09 AM by Leslie Skaggs