If you're looking for a degree in the sciences, then Clarkson's Master of Science in Basic Science might be for you.

If you have a focus that does not fit within one of the other degree programs already established, then this might be the program you are looking for. The basic science MS program also provides a platform for specialization in numerous areas and can lead into a PhD in many other sciences


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Master's in Basic Science

The basic science program consists of 30 credit hours needed for completion. These credits will be in core and elective classes.

Basic Science MS Curriculum

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General Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a BS or equivalent degree. A plan of study with an anticipated advisor must be submitted with the application. Admission to the basic science MS program is approved by the appropriate graduate committee.

A complete application consists of the following items:

  • Resume and statement of purpose.
  • Letters of recommendation — three letters required.
  • Official transcripts.
  • Test scores — GRE* and a score of 80 on TOEFL or 6.5 on IELTS (if applicable).

*GRE may be waived for some applicants.

Supplemental information may be submitted if desired. This could include any other information that may help us evaluate your application.

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