Master of Science (MSc) in Natural Sciences in North America

Best Master of Science Programs in Natural Sciences in North America 2019

Natural Sciences

The MSc, or Master of Science, is a popular Master’s degree designation. Internationally recognized, the MSc is typically awarded after about five to six years of rigorous study in what is usually a science-based field.

In a natural sciences academic program, many branches of the field might be explored in depth with the goal of observing and learning about nature. Some of these branches may include astronomy, biology, physics, ecology and chemistry.

Master of Science Program in Natural Sciences in North America

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Master in Space Studies

Rice University | Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 USA Houston + 1 more

This degree is one of five tracks in the professional master’s program at Rice housed in the Wiess School of Natural Sciences and focuses on training students in Space Engineering and Science with the intent of creating new options for those students interested in working in the space technology industry or related government entities, e.g. NASA, as well as governmental relations positions in non-profit organizations, industry and academic institutions. These master’s degrees are designed for students seeking to gain further technical core expertise coupled with enhanced management, communication, and leadership skills instilling a level of scholastic proficiency that exceeds that of the bachelor’s level, and creating the cross-functional aptitudes needed in modern industry and government. [+]

“NASA has had a long and productive relationship with Rice University beginning at the establishment of Johnson Space Center. This collaboration continues today. As part of NASA's overall mission, we are dedicated to education at all levels with special emphasis on education programs that meet our workforce needs. Rice has historically educated our outstanding scientists and engineers.

The Professional Master's degree in Space Studies fits within our workforce needs as it provides training across technical areas, from science to practical engineering and management. These types of programs can enhance our workforce as we continue in the 21st-century transformation of human space flight. We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Rice and your program."... [-]


Online M.S. in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Elmhurst College
Online Part time 24 - 36  February 2019 USA Elmhurst

The M.S. in geographic information systems from Elmhurst College will give you in-depth knowledge of the geospatial field and introduce you to spatial thinking and geographic information systems (GIS) as a tool used in a variety of applications in the industry. [+]

Map Out Your Future With an Online Masters in GIS!

Geospatial technologies affect almost every aspect of life, from navigating an unfamiliar neighborhood to tracking patterns of diseases in populations. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, geospatial technologies is one of the three high-growth industries of the 21st century. That translates into big opportunity—and with an Elmhurst M.S. in GIS, you’ll be well-prepared to meet it.

Elmhurst has something most colleges don’t—a dedicated GIS server and access to professional Esri GIS software. So you’ll get something most students won’t: high-end processing power from a regular computer.

Curriculum

The master of science in geographic information systems at Elmhurst requires the successful completion of 10 courses for a total of 7.50 credits (30 semester hours). The program also fulfills the educational requirements of the GISP (certified GIS professional). The curriculum will develop geospatial skill sets in correlation with the Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM) as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Geospatial Technologies Center of Excellence (Geo Tech Center). AGS 500 may be waived, per the program director's discretion, for the following students:... [-]


Master of Engineering in Mining, Geological, and Geophysical Engineering

University of Arizona
Online Campus Part time 18 - 24  September 2019 USA Tucson + 1 more

The Master of Engineering in Mining, Geological, and Geophysical Engineering is one of the only online programs of its kind, examining fundamental concepts supported by groundbreaking research in the field. You’ll gain an advanced understanding of core technical principles while also pursuing coursework in finance and management, legal issues, and other administrative concerns specific to the emphasis area that is chosen. Armed with this focused skill-set, you’ll be well-prepared to pursue mining and geological engineering roles and other enhanced opportunities in the field. This program is available both campus and online. [+]

This program is available both campus and online.

The Master of Engineering in Mining, Geological, and Geophysical Engineering is one of the only programs of its kind, examining fundamental concepts supported by groundbreaking research in the field. You’ll gain an advanced understanding of core technical principles while also pursuing coursework in finance and management, legal issues, and other administrative concerns specific to the emphasis area that is chosen. Armed with this focused skill-set, you’ll be well-prepared to pursue mining and geological engineering roles and other enhanced opportunities in the field.

The program is comprised of an entirely flexible curriculum, allowing you to choose from a number of emphasis areas, including (but not limited to):... [-]


Master of Science in Geospatial Analysis (MSGA)

University of Mary Washington
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 USA Fredericksburg + 1 more

The UMW MSGA program is one of just two in Virginia. Through the MSGA program, you will master geospatial technology and critically assess data and results to ask and answer spatial questions. Intended for recent graduates with a major, minor, certificate, or multiple courses in geospatial technology, and for professionals already working in geospatial fields, the program integrates theory and technical training with critical thinking, project management, and communication skills – giving you the competitive advantage you need to advance your career in the high-growth geospatial technology industry. [+]

Master of Science in Geospatial Analysis (MSGA)

The UMW MSGA program is one of just two in Virginia. Through the MSGA program, you will master geospatial technology and critically assess data and results to ask and answer spatial questions. Intended for recent graduates with a major, minor, certificate, or multiple courses in geospatial technology, and for professionals already working in geospatial fields, the program integrates theory and technical training with critical thinking, project management, and communication skills – giving you the competitive advantage you need to advance your career in the high-growth geospatial technology industry.

Is UMW’s MSGA right for me?

UMW’s MSGA is intended for those with experience in geographic information systems – including recent graduates with a major, minor, certificate, or multiple courses in geospatial technology and professionals already working in geospatial fields.... [-]


MS in Geospatial Technology for Geodesign

Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 24  August 2019 USA Philadelphia + 1 more

Geodesign goes beyond a traditional understanding of geography, therefore demanding a multidimensional view of the environment, including population changes, our consumption, and demand of resources, existing natural and manmade systems, climate changes and other factors. By integrating the principles of design and this expanded geographic perspective, Geodesign professionals develop solutions to our environmental crises as they affect our urban populations and the future of our planet. The MS in Geospatial Technology for Geodesign is a 36-credit post-professional degree open to those interested in GIS and/or the allied design disciplines: architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and engineering. Classes are offered on a full-time or part-time basis and are held in the evenings and Saturdays in order to meet the needs of our professional students. [+]

Geodesign goes beyond a traditional understanding of geography, therefore demanding a multidimensional view of the environment, including population changes, our consumption, and demand of resources, existing natural and manmade systems, climate changes and other factors. By integrating the principles of design and this expanded geographic perspective, Geodesign professionals develop solutions to our environmental crises as they affect our urban populations and the future of our planet.

The MS in Geospatial Technology for Geodesign is a 36-credit post-professional degree open to those interested in GIS and/or the allied design disciplines: architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and engineering. Classes are offered on a full-time or part-time basis and are held in the evenings and Saturdays in order to meet the needs of our professional students.... [-]


Master of Science in Polymers and Coatings

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Campus Full time September 2019 USA San Luis Obispo

The M.S. in Polymers and Coatings Science offers a unique program closely tied to the industry. Students gain academic preparation in polymers and coatings science through lecture and laboratory courses, then conduct a rigorous industrial internship or industry-sponsored research. While on the internship, students specialize and develop advanced skills through directed study in areas related to their internship work. The program is designed to effectively prepare students for challenging careers in the polymers and coatings industry. [+]

About the Program

The Masters of Science in Polymers and Coatings Science offers a unique program closely tied to the industry. Students gain academic preparation in polymers and coatings science through lecture and laboratory courses, then conduct a rigorous industrial internship or industry-sponsored research. While on the internship, students specialize and develop advanced skills through directed study in areas related to their internship work. The program is designed to effectively prepare students for challenging careers in the polymers and coatings industry. The program also provides an excellent background for doctoral studies in areas related to polymer and coatings science. This program is unique in California and relies on the close relationship between the department and the polymers and coatings industry for its success.... [-]


Biology

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 USA Boston

The Master of Science in Biology degree allows students to develop critical skills and pursue research in diverse areas of biology including the fields of biochemistry, biological oceanography, botany, cellular and molecular biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, microbiology, and zoology. [+]

Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences provides training and research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in a wide range of biological disciplines. On any given day, Biological Sciences faculty and their students may be diving on a coral reef in the Florida Keys, cruising through the Everglades on an airboat, hiking through a tropical rainforest, or breaking new ground in the laboratory.

Curriculum

Our curriculum is rigorous and provides a background in critical thinking, research, and communications skills.

Undergraduate models

Our undergraduate majors have successfully entered careers in the life sciences in public, private and non-profit organizations.... [-]


Masters of Science in Mathematics

University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences
Online Full time August 2019 USA Florence

Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Mathematics. This program is designed to meet the educational needs of persons aspiring to professional advancement in the teaching of Mathematics or in other professions requiring advanced degrees in the discipline, as well as those students preparing for advanced study at the Ph.D. level. The program also allows the option for interdisciplinary concentrations. [+]

The University of North Alabama's Online Master of Science in Mathematics degree program is a fully online, innovative approach to graduate level mathematics. All students take a core of five 3-credit courses (including courses in algebra and analysis). In addition, students can choose from concentration / elective courses in pure mathematics, mathematics teaching, or various STEM concentrations.

Mathematics Faculty at UNA have expertise in the fields of Algebra, Group Theory, Graph Theory, Functional Analysis, Topology, Applied Mathematics, and Mathematics education.

M.A. Ed. - If you’re interested in pursuing a Master's in Education with a math concentration, our courses would be a great fit.... [-]


MSc in Biology

Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Medford

The primary goal of the M.S. in Biology is to develop the student's ability to think creatively and critically about a range of biological subject matter and to become familiar with current research in biology. [+]

The primary goal of the M.S. in Biology is to develop the student's ability to think creatively and critically about a range of biological subject matter and to become familiar with current research in biology. This is done principally through graduate courses, seminars, and research experience with a faculty member.

Our program offers two options for the M.S. degree:

Open Choice M.S. Thesis M.S.

Open Choice M.S. - This program is designed for students wishing to upgrade their expertise in the biology professions, explore or expand their interest in research, or broaden their base for making future career choices in the biological sciences.

Thesis M.S. - This program is designed for students who wish to gain an in-depth research experience.... [-]


MS in Applied Laboratory Science & Operations

Bay Path University
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 - 2  August 2019 USA Longmeadow

Students pursuing more traditional STEM Master of Science degrees are often narrowly trained in a single discipline, while students with a Professional Science Master degree sometimes lack broad scientific training. Bay Path’s MS in Applied Laboratory Science & Operations program bridges that divide. [+]

Driving Science, By Leading Change

Careers in laboratory science are constantly changing with new technologies and techniques. However, one thing remains unchanged - successful careers in clinical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and academic laboratories require fluency with instrumentation and the ability to interpret and analyze the data that it generates.

Students pursuing more traditional STEM Master of Science degrees are often narrowly trained in a single discipline, while students with a Professional Science Master degree sometimes lack broad scientific training. Bay Path’s MS in Applied Laboratory Science & Operations program bridges that divide.

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Master of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Education

Grand Canyon University
Online Campus September 2019 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale + 3 more

Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Education degree program provides the opportunity for students with a background in biology to pursue a career in education. [+]

Overview

Connect Your Passion for Biology and Teaching

Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Education degree program provides the opportunity for students with a background in biology to pursue a career in education. This graduate biology education program prepares students to teach biology in undergraduate courses at a two-year or four-year institution in both campus and online modalities.

Students will engage in a curriculum that balances biology content with pedagogy and classroom techniques. By pursuing this career pathway, students will adopt best teaching practices, analyze current research, learn to communicate complex topics and ideas and explore graduate-level biology concepts within the context of real-world examples.... [-]


Ms in Physics and Materials Science

University of Memphis
Campus August 2019 USA Memphis

Physics and Materials Science is a broad and complex field that uses mathematical models to explain the nature and behavior of all manner of physical systems from the smallest particles inside the nucleus to the entire universe in which we live. The Department of Physics and Materials Science has faculty expertise that reflects the diversity of opportunities available within the discipline. The master's degree program has concentrations in General Physics, Computational Physics, and Materials Science. The department has active research in the areas of biomaterials, biophotonics, nanoscience, nanotechnology, condensed matter physics, theoretical physics, fractional calculus, astrophysics, and solar physics. [+]

About Physics and Materials Science

Physics and Materials Science is a broad and complex field that uses mathematical models to explain the nature and behavior of all manner of physical systems from the smallest particles inside the nucleus to the entire universe in which we live. The Department of Physics and Materials Science has faculty expertise that reflects the diversity of opportunities available within the discipline. The master's degree program has concentrations in General Physics, Computational Physics, and Materials Science. The department has active research in the areas of biomaterials, biophotonics, nanoscience, nanotechnology, condensed matter physics, theoretical physics, fractional calculus, astrophysics, and solar physics.... [-]


Applied Mathematics (MS)

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Campus September 2019 USA Newark

Mathematics has always been crucial to many different forms of scientific inquiry. Now, more than ever, advances in scientific research are found to benefit from the formulation and analysis of quantitative mathematical models. Successful analysis of a model leads to a better understanding of the role and interaction of key components in the system being studied and provides a predictive tool for improving system performance. [+]

Overview

Mathematics has always been crucial to many different forms of scientific inquiry. Now, more than ever, advances in scientific research are found to benefit from the formulation and analysis of quantitative mathematical models. Successful analysis of a model leads to a better understanding of the role and interaction of key components in the system being studied and provides a predictive tool for improving system performance. The sequence of model development, analysis, simulation, and interpretation of data demands the application of sophisticated modern and classical mathematical methods. With society's growing use of mathematically oriented innovation, career opportunities for applied mathematicians are better than ever... [-]


Master of Science in Integrative Biology

Kennesaw State University
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Kennesaw

Integrative Biology is an emerging paradigm identified by the National Academy of Sciences. Because biological systems are so complex, solving life science problems requires linking concepts and information between disciplines and organizational scales. [+]

Why Integrative Biology?

Integrative Biology is an emerging paradigm identified by the National Academy of Sciences. Because biological systems are so complex, solving life science problems requires linking concepts and information between disciplines and organizational scales. The curriculum of Kennesaw State's Master of Science degree in Integrative Biology (MSIB) advances understanding by providing integrative courses and experiences specifically designed to foster connections across the life sciences spectrum. This approach prepares our students as scientists well-equipped to address pressing issues in the biosciences.

Why Kennesaw State's MSIB?

Whatever your goals - further graduate study, admission to professional school, employment opportunities or career advancement - our program integrates core biological principles with the flexibility to tailor your education to your needs and interests. We've planned your core coursework to include not only the fundamental life science concepts but also practical aspects that will prepare you to function in the real world of science. Our students center their experience in a thesis focused on a specific research question, working with a thesis advisor they choose from a group of faculty members who work on a wide diversity of organisms including animals, plants, and microorganisms.... [-]


MSc in Biology

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 6  September 2019 USA Chicago Grayslake + 2 more

The Master of Science in Biology program serves those interested in advanced training in applied or basic biological research and teaching. The program also provides a basis for further graduate or professional studies. The M.S. in Biology is broadly based, allowing students to tailor their courses to suit their interests. Laboratory skills are integral to many Biology careers, thus students are encouraged to include lab courses in their program of study. Faculty in the M.S. in Biology program have expertise in a range of sub-disciplines including Ecology, Organismal, Cell, and Molecular Biology. [+]

The Master of Science in Biology program serves those interested in advanced training in applied or basic biological research and teaching. The program also provides a basis for further graduate or professional studies. The M.S. in Biology is broadly based, allowing students to tailor their courses to suit their interests. Laboratory skills are integral to many Biology careers, thus students are encouraged to include lab courses in their program of study. Faculty in the M.S. in Biology program have expertise in a range of sub-disciplines including Ecology, Organismal, Cell, and Molecular Biology. All newly admitted students matriculate in the Fall semester.

Program Goals

Upon completion of the M.S. in Biology program students will have:... [-]