Graduate – Master of Science in Integrative Biology (MSIB)

What’s the difference between the MS in Integrative Biology and an MS in Biology?

KSU’s Master of Science in Integrative Biology (MSIB) degree program helps you to understand the linking concepts and information that exist between scientific disciplines and organizational scales when working to solve life science problems for complex biological systems.

The MSIB curriculum provides integrative courses and experiences specifically designed to foster connections across the life sciences spectrum. This teaching approach prepares you to become a scientist who can formulate an appropriate methodology for research and laboratory work in the bioscience field. 

Integrative Biology is an emerging paradigm identified by the National Academy of Sciences.

Integrative Biology Salary and Career Information

*Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics and O*Net Online

Integrative Biology Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Curriculum Flexibility – Whether your future plan includes continuing in higher education in a Doctoral program or professional school, or entering directly into a bioscience career, the MSIB program integrates core biological principles with a curriculum that can be customized to fit your area of interests.
  • Thesis-Focused Research – You will work with a faculty advisor in the laboratory or out in the field conducting experiments to develop your thesis research. The mentoring relationship is designed to help you apply the concepts you learn from the coursework to the real world of science.
  • Well-Equipped Research Facilities – The MSIB program is well-equipped to conduct research on a wide variety of organisms including animals, plants, and microorganisms. These resources include the Microscopy Core Facility, Animal Care - Aquatics Facility, Histology Core Facility, and the Joyce and Ira Pegues Memorial Greenhouse, to name a few.

Department Contact Information

Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology
Kennesaw State University
370 Paulding Ave NW, MD #1202
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Dr. Troy Mutchler
Program Coordinator
(470) 578-4360


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1Program tuition is an estimate based on the average student's time to complete. Costs for books, travel, other miscellaneous fees (parking, labs, graduation, etc.) are not included. Tuition and fee changes are posted in the Spring and are effective for Fall semester. Please note that fees are subject to change at the end of any academic term without prior notice. For additional information, see tuition and fees or graduate program financial aid.