Purdue University Calumet provides opportunities for qualified individuals who wish to work towards a Master’s degree in biological sciences. The biological sciences department offers a strong interdisciplinary program. All graduate faculty members have Ph.D. degrees from major universities and are active in research. For more information on Purdue Calumet Graduate Studies, download this PDF. Information about funding your graduate studies at Purdue Calumet can be found here (PDF).
Courses are available in the biology, biotechnology, microbiology, physiology, and environmental science. Both thesis and non-thesis programs can be arranged.
The academic load for each student will be designed according to the needs of the student in order to fulfill the required 30 hours credit in a timely fashion. Full or part-time study can be arranged to help suit each graduate student’s schedule.
- Graduate Admissions
- Application Requirements
- Graduate Information
- Department Graduate Aide Application
- Biological Sciences Graduate Programs Handbook
Master of Science (MS)
For students having a degree in a biological sciences related area (biology or chemistry). Areas of specialization:
- Master of Science Degree – Biology
- Master of Science Degree – Biology (with a concentration in Biotechnology)
- Master of Science Degree – Biology Teaching
Students can take individual courses for professional development without pursuing a graduate degree.
Students graduating from this combined program will receive both the Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) degrees in Biological Sciences in five years, as compared to the six years needed to complete the degrees separately. This is accomplished by offering a supervised and seamless transition from the BS curriculum to the MS curriculum that is designed to better enable our graduates to prepare for competitive positions in today’s job market and/or admission to doctoral level graduate or professional schools.
This Combined BS/MS Degree Program in Biological Sciences at Purdue Calumet is currently the only such program in Biological Sciences at any campus in the Purdue University system and among all universities in Northwest Indiana.
Graduate Biotechnology Certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology is offered to students with a bachelor’s degree who wish to obtain advanced training in areas of biology that pertain to biotechnology. The certificate program is open to new students as well as students currently enrolled in a Master of Science degree program. Students who enter this program may have a variety of interests, including biochemistry, bioengineering, microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, or molecular evolution. Students who are enrolled in the M.S. degree program are also eligible for receiving the Certificate upon request and completion of the course work.