MS Degrees

In collaboration with the Chicago Botanic Garden, Northwestern University offers a research thesis-based Master of Science in Plant Biology and Conservation as well as an Internship-based Master of Science in Land Management and Conservation.

Overview of MS Tracks in Plant Biology and Conservation

  Thesis MS Land Management non-thesis MS
Core courses PBC 450 (2 units)
PBC 451 (1 unit)
PBC 435 (1 unit)
One course from each of the following areas is recommended:
Ecology: PBC 402, or 418
Genetics: PBC 401, PBC 430, BIO 341, or BIO 378
PBC 450 (2 units)
PBC 451 (1 unit)
PBC 435 (1 unit)
PBC 402 (1 unit)
  Total core: 6 units Total core: 5 units
Electives Total electives: 3 units Total electives: 4 units
Independent Study PBC 499 (2 units) NA
Total Units 11 units 9 units
Capstone Research/Thesis Internship/Project
Duration 2 – 2.5 years 1 year