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Graduate Programs Virtual Information Session

Wednesday, July 27, 2022, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Hear from program representatives about our career-focused curriculum, top-notch faculty, field experience opportunities, applicable scholarships and fellowships, and more! Admissions representatives will also be available after the session to answer your questions about how to apply, financial aid, and anything else you may want to know about our graduate programs.

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Why Pursue Your Master’s in Biology at Merrimack College?

Marketable skills.

The M.S. in biology program goes far beyond deepening knowledge of a biological discipline. Through a combination of coursework, mentoring, teaching, and research, it will give you the hands-on experience and leadership skills to excel in the high-demand life sciences industry.

Collegial environment.

With small classes and a diverse student population, Merrimack College provides graduate biology with unique opportunities to develop practical skills, gain meaningful field experience, and engage in innovative coursework as part of a close-knit community of scientists.  

Convenient flexibility.

While  you can complete your master’s in biology in just one year as a full-time student, you also have the option to take courses part-time to accommodate your work and life schedule. However you earn the degree, our master’s in biology will increase your scientific aptitude while helping raise your career trajectory.

Exceptional faculty.

Our biology master’s program is led by seasoned teachers and scholars who combine academic expertise with years of research and industry experience. They include ecologist William McDowell, plant biologist Azam Noori, ethologist David MacLaren, microbiologist Charlotte Berkes, geneticist Janine LeBlanc-Straceski, Biochemist Josephine Modica-Napolitano, and cell biologist Mark Birnbaum.

Groundbreaking research.

Biology graduate students will have the opportunity to assist faculty in projects across a broad range of topics, such as:  animal behavior and ecotoxicology; plant biotechnology and natural medicines;  left/right asymmetry determination in embryonic development; using CRISPR technology to study neuronal development;  and understanding the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in the etiology and pathogenesis of several diseases.