Earn your MS in Integrated Biology (iBio)

The iBio program with thesis requires 30 semester hours of graduate credit and a thesis based on original research. No more than 9 semester hours earned in research can be applied toward the degree.

The remaining semester hours are made up of courses selected in consultation with the student's advisory committee and are tailored to the student's background and career goals.

Students receive academic credit for courses they are required to take, except credit awarded for courses necessary to make up undergraduate deficiencies, which does not count toward the 30 semester hours requirement.

After the thesis is accepted by the supervisor and advisory committee, the candidate must pass an oral defense of the research described in the thesis and on related subjects.

For current iBio students, the iBio Program offers a 34 semester hour non-thesis MS as an exit-only option.

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Learn more about the discipline-shaping researchers, visionary teachers, and supportive mentors that you'll be learning from as a graduate student at the University of Iowa.

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You'll find degree overviews, requirements, course lists, academic plans, and more to help you plan your education and explore your possibilities.

Current course list

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Marlys Boote

Graduate Program Coordinator
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Bryan Phillips