Missouri Western’s unique graduate program is designed for students and professional scientists seeking a competitive edge in the life science industry.
The Master of Applied Science in Industrial Life Science degree provides advanced training in biology and chemistry, while simultaneously developing 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.
The demand for qualified scientists and leaders continues to rise, including careers in business, government and nonprofit organizations, where they will be able to manage research team breakthroughs, serve in quality assurance roles, and interact with researchers and managers in other departments.
Dr. Jason Baker
Department of Biology
|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).