Biology MS Degree
Time to Degree: Can be completed in 2 years
College: Arts and Sciences
Total Program Tuition Cost: Estimated tuition for full-time, in-state on-campus enrollment is $13,398. 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.
Admission requires approval by departmental Graduate Affairs Committee and the Graduate Program Coordinator.
Test Score Required: A satisfactory score on the General Test (verbal, quantitative, and analytical) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Students who do not have satisfactory scores on the GRE may be admitted under the condition that they obtain a grade of "B" or higher on a prescribed set of undergraduate and/or graduate courses that are approved by the department.
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
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.
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