Industrial Life Science (Master of Applied Science, M.A.S.)
The Master of Applied Science in Industrial Life Science degree provides students the opportunity to pursue advanced training in biology and chemistry, while simultaneously developing their business and communication skills. The curriculum is characterized as science-plus, combining a rigorous study of biology and chemistry with skills-based coursework in business fundamentals, economics, regulatory affairs, intellectual property, project management, and skills-oriented training in communications, data-driven decision making, and working in teams.
Graduates will be prepared for science careers in business, government, and nonprofit organizations, where workforce needs are increasing. They will be able to manage research team breakthroughs, serve in quality assurance roles, and interact with researchers and managers, especially in the marketing, finance, and legal departments.
- Submission of application for admission to the MWSU Graduate School.
- Completion of an undergraduate degree majoring in biology, chemistry, or related science discipline.
- Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
- Application essay stating career goals and how this program fits into those goals (this should be sent directly to the program director.)
- Two letters of reference, preferably at least one from an academic source. (this should be sent directly to the program director.)
- Applicants should have experience in the following disciplines: Cell Biology, Organismal Biology, Microbiology, Statistics, Biochemistry, Quantitative Chemical Analysis.
- Application reviewed and approved by the MAS ILS Graduate Admissions Committee.
|MGT 604||Organizational Behavior Management||3|
|MAS 695||Graduate Colloquium||3|
|Communication Skills - Select 2 courses from the following (6 credits)||6|
|Professional and Organizational Communications|
|Writing for Management and Supervision|
|Multilingual Graduate Writing|
|Technical Communications Theory and Practice|
|Proposal and Grant Writing|
|Professional Skills - Select 2 courses from the following (6 credits)||6|
|Foundations of Professional Ethics|
|Technical Analysis for Decision Making|
|Industrial Life Science Required Courses|
|ILS 520||Laboratory Safety and Management||3|
|ILS 530||Principles of Quality Assurance||3|
|ILS 640||Principles of Industrial Scale-up and Production||3|
|ILS 680||Intellectual Property in the Scientific Setting||2|
|Science Elective Courses|
|Select six credit hours of the following not previously taken for undergraduate credit:||6|
|Molecular Cell Biology|
|Molecular Basis of Disease|
|Graduate Internship in Biology|
|Graduate Topics in Chemical Instrumentation|
|Graduate Topics in Inorganic Chemistry|
|Advanced Chemical Methods|
|Graduate Topics in Biochemistry|
|Graduate Internship in Chemistry|
500/600 level course approved by the program admissions committee
|Total Credit Hours||35|
- Filing an approved Application for Graduation.
- Satisfactory completion of all required coursework as listed on the approved Program of Study.
- Earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, with no more than 6 credit hours of C in all required coursework.
- Official approval of required Master Educator Experience (or capstone).