Beyond a Bachelor's
Finding a graduate program that matches your personal interests and career ambitions is an important step in your professional development. Advanced training and evidence of academic commitment can give you an edge in today’s competitive marketplace. If your goal is to expand future career options, then a Master’s Degree in biology is the right choice for you.
Truman’s Master of Science Program in Biology
As a master’s student in biology, you will develop an original research project under the mentorship of one of Truman’s dedicated faculty members, culminating in a publication-quality thesis. Your individualized program, which includes graduate coursework, provides the academic background and professional expertise needed for the next step in your career.
Possible research areas include (but are not limited to) the following:
A select number of Graduate Teaching/Research Assistantships (GTRA) are available; recipients receive a living stipend plus a fee waiver for up to nine credit hours per semester.
Truman offers two options (both with the same requirements):
Careers After Truman
With a Master of Science degree in hand, you will be prepared for research-related jobs in a variety of fields (e.g., health-care industry, public or private research corporations, or federal agencies). You will also have the expertise to achieve the next step in your academic development in professional schools (e.g., medical school) or doctoral programs leading to careers in health-care, research, or education.
The 2014 Doisy Summer Research Program for Undergraduates is now open via the home page of SLU Biochemistry (http://biochemweb.slu.edu): select SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH on the right and follow the links there to “Program Details” and “Program Application”. Truman students who participate in this program have reported having a very good experience. Also, any recent graduates […] Read More →
Program Description: The NIH Postbac IRTA program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award, in the National Cancer Institute) provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH. Postbac IRTAs/CRTAs work side-by-side with some of the leading […] Read More →