Master of Science (M.S.) in Science

Program Description

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Science Program at Morgan State University offers students the opportunity to conduct advanced graduate work and pursue professional careers in the areas of Biology, Chemistry or Physics & Engineering Physics. The objective of this program is to produce well-grounded graduates in the advanced concepts and techniques of these fields. The program emphasizes a strong background in current areas scientific research. It requires elective courses and a research thesis based upon individual laboratory research in one of these fields. This component will expand the background and competency of the studentsand advance their careers as scientists in the respective field. To this end, course study of students in this program is individually planned coupled with carefully directed laboratory or theoretical research programs.

Admission Policy

The candidates for admission into this program are expected to be Biology, Chemistry or Physics graduates from accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or better. In cases of deficiencies, candidates with low GRE scores maybe admitted on probationary status. They would be expected to take and pass recommended courses to remedy their deficiencies. Further information about applying for the graduate program can be found at the Graduate Studies website.

General Requirements

Candidates in this program shall be required to complete a total of 33 credit hours as follows: 23 credit hours of courses, 8 credit hours of research and 2 credit hours of seminar. During the first year, students must select a Master's Committee. This committee must consist of your research advisor plus at least three other faculty members in the field. All candidates must pass a written departmental comprehensive examination and complete a written thesis proposal. Upon approval of your proposal by the Master's Committee, the research project is carried out under the guidance of your research advisor and is a major part of the degree program. A written thesis on the completed project will be prepared and defended in an oral presentation. It is the responsibility of the student and his/her research advisor to notify the Graduate Dean at least two weeks prior regarding the time and place of the thesis defense.

The Graduate Catalog is available here.

How to Pay for the Degree?

Our faculty members may have funding to support you by paying monthly salary/stipend for conducting your thesis research in their laboratories. Visit the faculty page listings in Biology, Chemistry or Physics to view their contact information. Internships, scholarships and fellowships are also available.

Start your application here:

For more information, contact:

Dr. James Wachira in Biology at or (443) 885-3632

Dr. Santosh Mandal in Chemistry at or (443) 885-1665

Dr. Birol Ozturk in Physics & Engineering Physics at or (443) 885-5041