Four departments in the College of Graduate Studies offer master's degrees:
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Cell and Developmental Biology
The master's degree program typically takes two to three years to complete. Master's students participate in selected parts of the core curriculum along with PhD students. However, unlike PhD students who usually affiliate with a degree-granting program at the end of their first year, master's students join a degree-granting program from the start.
Master's students write and defend a thesis dissertation, but they do not take a qualifying exam.
Additional requirements for master's students vary depending on the department.