Alcorn State Ranked No. 4 for Most Affordable Online Master’s Degree in Biology

Alcorn State University announces its recognition as the No. 4 institution for the Most Affordable Online Master’s Degrees in Biology by OnlineU. This prestigious ranking showcases Alcorn’s commitment to providing accessible and high-quality education to students seeking advanced degrees in biology.

“Schools must have institutional accreditation, meet online representation requirements, and offer fully online degrees with 2 weeks or less of in-person work to be included on this list,” said Dr. Marta Piva, interim chair and professor of Biology. “They found that Alcorn is a great value for its students. Their team rated the most affordable programs using manually researched online tuition for 2022 – 2023.”

OnlineU, a trusted source for online college rankings since 2014, conducts thorough research to identify the most affordable online degree programs across various subjects. To be considered for these rankings, schools must hold regional or national accreditation and offer fully online degrees in the specified subject area.

Alcorn is the highest-ranked institution and the only historically black college and university (HBCU) in Mississippi on the list. The university has prepared countless students for successful careers in the field.

The Department of Biological Sciences’ goal is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles of biological sciences, utilizing existing and emerging technologies. It prepares students to excel in various roles, such as scientists, teachers, and other professions, serving their community, state, nation, and globally in life sciences-related fields.

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