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Courses for this program are 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.
Successful completion of the program requires 30 credit hours of course work. Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless stated otherwise.
Some online courses are synchronous. This means class lectures occur at certain times of the day/week and require the student to attend via online collaborative tools. Please refer to myzou.missouri.edu for course availability and details — click on "Browse Course Catalog" or "Schedule of Classes" under Guest Access.
Students wishing to earn a graduate certificate while they complete their master's degree must submit a Graduate Certificate Plan of Study form to the Office of Graduate Studies for the graduate certificate to be posted on the MU transcript; please note that some graduate certificates may have additional admission or completion requirements.
In many cases, however, many of the courses in these certificates may be simultaneously applied to both the certificate and the master’s program; please review the certificate requirements carefully or speak with your adviser for more information. Many students in this program find the following certificates of interest:
The chart below shows when the courses are traditionally offered. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed. Asterisked courses may be simultaneously applied toward both the master’s program and toward the graduate certificate in life science innovation and entrepreneurship.
Note: The MS in biological engineering is non-thesis. The program may include up to 3 credits of research classes, but it is not required.
Prior to acceptance into the program, you may enroll in up to 12 credit hours as a nondegree-seeking (in some cases, post-baccalaureate) student. Enrollment does not guarantee acceptance. Learn more about nondegree-seeking university student admissions.