I want to earn my Master of Science in Biology from University of Nebraska, Kearney, with an emphasis in either cellular biology and physiology or genetics and molecular biology. As one of the best and one of the few universities to offer an online master’s program in biology, I expect you receive many more requests for entrance than you have positions to offer. This leaves the question, “Why offer this opportunity to me?” If I could be a professional student, I would be. I am always wondering why, how, what if. Learning excites me and I have a hunger for more. I go to the local science museum in almost every place I vacation and enjoy new exhibits at the Houston Museum of Natural Science regularly. I spend almost every summer in a class of some kind. For example, I spent three weeks at the Astronomy Institute in Berkeley, California, last summer. There is always more to learn. Success in my studies is a constant expectation of myself as well. I have never had an incomplete, failed, repeated or dropped class. Biology also excites me. I have known I wanted to work in biology since seventh grade and my career path has shown loyalty to that. After graduating in the top five percent of my high school class, I went to Texas A&M University in Commerce for one year. The following year I transferred to UT Arlington to complete my degree. I earned a BS in Microbiology with a minor in Chemistry in December of 1990 with a GPA of 3.5. The following month I began work in research at Southern Methodist University studying tumor growth in plants. I continued my path in molecular biology and began doing research in the Neurobiology department of UT Southwestern Medical Center. There I searched for the upstream regulation gene for the MASH 1 g… … middle of paper … …b one day. Having a Master of Science in Biology degree will distinguish myself from others vying for the same positions. UNK offers me the best opportunity to succeed in my endeavor to earn a Master of Science in Biology though your distance learning program. Distance learning will enable me to take classes around my work and family schedules. UNK in particular is well versed in distance learning, the variety of classes offered piques my interest, the flexible schedule offered allows me to chose the right classes for me, and I have several cousins who have graduated from the UNK campus and have only the best regards for the school. I recognize your time is valuable and you for reading about me. I hope you will find me to be a good candidate for a position in your online Master of Science in Biology program and will consider me a wise use of your resources.