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M.S./M.BMA. Degree Requirements

The NCSU Graduate School requires at least 30 credit hours for a Master's degree, including at least 20 credit hours at the 500 or above level. Other Graduate School requirements are described in the NCSU Graduate Catalog.

The requirements for the Master's degrees in BMA (M.S., M.BMA.) are

  • Two courses from the Biological Sciences core: (see Ph.D. list),
  • Either the two-course sequence ST 511 and ST 512 or the single course ST 512R,
  • Two courses from the Mathematical Sciences: (see Ph.D. list),
  • Three Biomathematics courses: BMA 567, BMA 771 and BMA 772. Students with prior experience in modeling may substitute BMA 773 or 774 for BMA 567.
  • BMA 801 (biomath graduate seminar) for credit for at least two semesters. Attendance is required in each semester.
  • The M.S. requires a written thesis.
    The M.BMA. requires two additional courses and a project (typically based on a term project from one of the required BMA courses).
    Examples of prior master's projects and theses are in the Biomath Suite, 513 Cox Hall.

Students planning to continue toward a Ph.D. degree after the M.S. or M.BMA. degree are encouraged to select courses which fulfill Ph.D. course requirements.

Any questions regarding these requirements should be discussed with the Director of the Biomath program as soon as possible.

Biomathematics Graduate Program, North Carolina State University
Box 8213, Raleigh, NC 27695-8213
Phone: (919) 513-1153, Fax: (919) 513-1172

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