The Master of Art (MA) in Biology program is a non-thesis track that is designed primarily to provide K-12 science teachers or people already employed in local environmental agencies with advanced course work in biology.
The Department of Biology is home to one of UNF's Flagship Programs, the Coastal Biology program.
Special Notes about the Program
Applicants must hold the BA or BS in Biology, Science Education, or equivalent degree from a nationally (or internationally) accredited university or institution.
Application Requirement Information
International Applicant Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions
Fall Term . . . . . . . . July 1
Spring Term . . . . . November 15
Admits for fall and spring terms only.
The following must be submitted by the posted deadline. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been cancelled, the applicant will be required to apply for the next available term, or as a graduate non-degree seeking applicant (limitations apply).
- UNF admission application
- Application fee
- If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
All of the below university and program requirements
- Letter of intent
- Describe educational and professional goals
Three letters of recommendation
Must be from faculty
members, or professional references, familiar with applicants academic or research potential
- GRE test scores
- Taken within the last five years
of the Program
The department prepares science teachers for public and private schools through the MA degree and through special summer courses designed for teachers. The department also has an internship program that contributes directly to the welfare of our coastal environment.