Biology MS Degree

Graduate Admissions


Department of Biology
Phone 903.566.7402

Degree Information
Brent Bill
Phone: 903.565.5883

Graduate Admission Information

The Office of Graduate Admissions STE 345
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd
Tyler Texas 75799


Program Information

Hours: 30

Time to Degree: Can be completed in 2 years

College: Arts and Sciences

Total Program Tuition Cost: Tuition varies by delivery method and hours taken per semester. Calculate your estimated tuition with the tuition calculator.

Scholarships/Financial Support Available: Yes

Student Research Opportunities Available:  Yes

Faculty Research Interests: Interested individuals must contact a faculty member with whom they share research interests prior to applying.

Application Instructions

Admission Requirements

Admission requires approval by departmental Graduate Affairs Committee and the Graduate Program Coordinator.

Test Score Required: No

Additional requirements for applicants with bachelor’s degrees from foreign institutions include Proof of English Proficiency and an International Transcript Evaluation as outlined here.

GPA: Bachelor's degree in science with a major in biology or a closely related field from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 or equivalent. A satisfactory grade point average on all prior advanced (junior, senior and graduate) work taken.

Letters of Recommendation: Not required but highly encouraged

Resume/Curriculum Vitae: Yes

Admissions Essay: Yes - a statement of research interests

Consideration may also be given to one or more of the following: the applicant's demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study, socioeconomic background, first generation college graduate, multilingual proficiency, geographic region of residence, and level of responsibility in other matters including extracurricular activities, employment, community service, and family responsibilities.

Deadlines:  Graduate Admissions Calendar

UT Tyler Biology Graduate Student Research:


Career Outlook: New advancements in the biotechnology field and a growing interest in ecology have sparked a highly favorable outlook for careers in biology. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates overall growth of 19 percent in biochemistry and biophysics positions through 2022. The federal government is a primary funder of basic biological research. Pharmaceutical companies represent another growing area for employment. For more information, visit Occupational Outlook Handbook - Biochemists and Biophysicists.

Salary Information: See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is O*Net.

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Department of Biology
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Tx 75799

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.