Students are awarded a Master of Science degree on (1) completion of 36 points (credits) with an average of B (GPA 3.0) or better and (2) satisfactory completion of a qualifying research paper (commonly called a Master's thesis). Of the 36 points required, 24 must be from the Department of Biology at New York University (BIOL-GA courses). There are no specific course requirements. For non BIOL-GA courses, please contact the Director at email@example.com for approval.
- Full time status requires 9 or more credits.
- Full time equivalency can be requested by completing the Biology Graduate Student Equivalency Request Form if one is doing research toward the Master's thesis.
- International students on visas must be registered for at least one in-person course each semester.
- All students must apply for graduation. See How do I apply for graduation? in the Graduate Resource Guide.