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The Division of Science

Masters Programs

Masters degrees are available to students within the Division's many programs.  Brief department program descriptions can be found below. To learn more about a particular program, use the links for each profile.

BIOLOGY

Areas of specialization of our Master’s programs include Animal Behavior, Neuroscience and Physiology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. Candidates must either complete and defend a thesis or pass a comprehensive examination during the final semester of study.
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CHEMISTRY

Rigorous graduate level instruction and research training are offered in Analytical, Biochemical, Environmental, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry. The curriculum is flexible and programs of study are available for students planning to go into industry, health professions, or secondary education.
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EARTH AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

The M.A. degree in Geology is based on the Earth Systems Science (ESS) national curriculum model, which integrates the chemical and physical principles underlying earth processes. The program offers research training in Earth Systems Science; Environmental Studies; Remote Sensing, and Geographic Information Systems.
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MATHEMATICS

Do you want a career in New York's financial or insurance industry?  Would you like to work for high tech companies or the government, or to apply your math skills to enhancing homeland security?  Are you interested in becoming a secondary ed teacher?  A master's degree in math can be your entry ticket into any of these exciting professions.
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PHYSICS

The Department of Physics offers students the opportunity for study and research leading to the degree of M.A. Topics include Photonics, High Energy Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and Biophysics. A thesis is not required but students must pass a written comprehensive exam to graduate.
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SUSTAINABILITY IN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT

This innovative, interdisciplinary program draws upon emerging approaches in each of the disciplines of architecture, engineering and science, and prepares students to adapt old, and advance new generations of buildings, open spaces and urban infrastructure: water and energy resources, air quality, waste management, and transportation systems.
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