M.S. Natural Science | Department of Natural Sciences

The Master’s of Science in the Natural Sciences program at Northeastern State University provides students with multidisciplinary training in the Natural Sciences beyond that of the baccalaureate degree. Students gain experience in the design, execution, and reporting of scientific research by completing a research project and Master’s thesis. The curriculum consists of formal courses in one or more areas of concentration and incorporates the candidate’s background, goals, and objectives. The areas of concentration are Biology, Chemistry and Physics. A central goal of the program is to prepare students for doctoral programs, employment in the natural sciences, or advancement in their current profession.

All students involved in the program are required to conduct research and disseminate the results of their work through appropriate venues. Research training is a crucial part of graduate training in the sciences; thus, this aspect of the program directly relates to the overall objective of training future scientists for their intended career.

Program Information

Application Instructions and Materials

Students applying for a graduate program must apply for admission to both the NSU Graduate College and the M.S. program in Natural Sciences.

Applying to the Graduate College

The needed information includes the Graduate College application, official transcripts of all previous college work, and results from the Graduate Records Examination (GRE).  These application materials must be submitted to the NSU Graduate College.   International students should submit results from the TOEFL exam to the Graduate College.  The institutional school code for the TOEFL exam is 6485.

If you have already taken the GRE, you may request your scores be sent to NSU. The institutional code for Northeastern State University to receive GRE scores is 6485.

Applying to the M.S. Program

A student applying to the Natural Sciences M.S. program should complete an application (contact Dr. Chris Burba for the applicationn packet.) and three letters of recommendation.  These documents should be sent to the following address:

Dr. Chris Burba, Program Chair
Department of Natural Sciences
Northeastern State University
601 N. Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, OK  744654

Review of Applications will begin on November 1 for the spring semester and March 1 for the fall semester.

For more information about this program contact Dr. Chris Burba, Program Chair.

Degree Available at

  • Tahlequah
  • Broken Arrow