During the final capstone course, BIO 8183 Capstone in Modern Biology, students come to the Mississippi State University campus for ten days to work closely with biologists and fellow classmates, participating in "hands-on" experiences to apply biological principles learned during your program of study. This course enables MSU faculty to assess the student's proficiency in biology. While on campus for this course, students will also take a proctored, written comprehensive exam.
MSU policy requires that all M.S. degree students successfully pass a Written Comprehensive final exam.
The Written Comprehensive Exam is given to all students at the start of the summer BIO 8183 Capstone in Modern Biology course. The exam is proctored and contains questions pertaining to all of the MSGB courses. More details are given to students in the spring term before taking the exam.