M.Sc. On Campus


George Mason University

12 months
1512 USD/credit
1512 USD/credit
624 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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This Biology program offered at George Mason University provides advanced training for college graduates or professionals seeking careers in the biomedical research, biotechnology, neuroscience or biodefense, as well as evolutionary and animal biology, animal biology and biology teaching.


The MS in Biology is offered at George Mason University through the School of Systems Biology in the College of Science. The Department of Biology participates in and helps sponsor the Evolutionary Biology Concentration within the MS Program.

Educational Opportunity

Master's level concentrations are available in microbiology and infectious disease, molecular biology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and translational and clinical research. 

Alternatively, students may choose the program in general biological sciences, which allows flexibility to build a degree program tailored to a specific research or career interest. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in Biology
  • Advanced Topics in Immunology
  • Advanced Topics in Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Evolution and Conservation Genetics
  • General Biochemistry
  • Eukaryotic Cell Biology Laboratory
  • Advanced Eukaryotic Cell Biology
  • Research in Biology
  • Laboratory Methods in Functional Genomics and Biotechnology
  • Genomics
  • Biotechnology
  • Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatic

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to the program must have a bachelor's degree in biology or its equivalent. 
  • Additionally, all MS concentrations require a GPA of 3.00 in biology coursework or in the last 60 credits of undergraduate study. 
  • Students must also submit three letters of recommendation and scores on the GRE general exam. Exam scores should be in the 45th percentile or above. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1512 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1512 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    1512 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1512 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    624 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 624 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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