Stanford University's Master of Science in Biology provides both general or specialized studies. Undergraduate science majors may seek this degree to obtain research experience. It is recommended that program applicants have taken courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Degree candidates must complete 45-course units, with a minimum of 23 of those units being courses for graduate students. Students work with a department advisor to design an individualized program of study. No thesis is required during this program.
Founded in 1891, Stanford is home to over 16,000 students today. More than 11,000 students live on campus, housed in 81 residencies. Stanford students can also participate in the 625 student groups offered at the University. All Stanford community members are engaged in research, and the University has a $1.6 billion annual research budget. With 18 research facilities and 20 libraries housing over 9.5 million text volumes, Stanford students have access to extensive resources.