Master in Biology

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Kimber Ely
Enrollment Counselor
(619) 563-2821

Dianne Anderson, Ph.D.
Program Director
(619) 849-2705

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You’re fascinated with the infinite complexity, rich beauty, and meaningful study of life. And you understand the importance of increasing your knowledge—in breadth as well as depth—in this vast field of study.

PLNU offers California’s only part-time master’s degree in general biology that’s specifically designed for working professionals. Whether you intend to become an educator at the college level, improve your teaching in middle/high school, or move into research or bio tech, the program is designed to allow you to continue to advance in your professional pursuits while completing your degree. The deep foundational knowledge you gain will serve you equally well in the laboratory, boardroom, field, or classroom.

Invigorate Your Passion for Science

You will once again be a student in the field of study you love. As you gain deeper knowledge in several areas of biology, your passion for science will grow even stronger.

Earn Your Degree While Working

A flexible program offers online courses during the year with monthly face-to-face meetings and summer intensive sessions that allow you to keep your full-time job while still earning your degree in just over two years.

Advance Your Career

Prepare for further graduate work in biology, advance on the pay scale within your district, open up new opportunities to teach at the community college level, or seek advancement in your biotech company.  Field and lab experience, internships, small class sizes, published faculty, and courses that explore the intersection between faith and science all provide the experience and knowledge needed to further your career.

Program Overview

PLNU offers California's only part-time master's degree in general biology. Earn your Master of Science in biology.

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Why PLNU? No matter which PLNU program you decide is right for you, you'll discover the hallmark PLNU experience is designed to give every student the clear framework and professional tools to stand out in his or her field.

Established in 1902, PLNU is located in beautiful San Diego. Our small class sizes, focused faculty attention, and convenient online offerings are just a few of the powerful ways PLNU delivers real value to every student, no matter which physical or virtual campus he or she chooses.