12 months
1431 USD/credit 42930 USD/year
1430 USD/credit 42900 USD/year
543 USD/credit 16290 USD/year
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This Biology program 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. 

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We offer a master  Biology program at George Mason University . Master's level concentrations are available in microbiology and infectious disease, molecular biology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and translational and clinical research. 

Key Features 

  • 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:

  • Advanced Eukaryotic Cell Biology    
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Current Topics in Biology
  • Research Methods
  • Adaptation in Biosystems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • While each applicant's qualifications are reviewed as a whole, the following are required: Applicants to the program must have a bachelor's degree in biology or other relevant fields from an institution of higher education accredited by a Mason-recognized U.S. institutional accrediting agency or international 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. GRE is waived for those with previous MS degree in any field, with graduate-level certificate or at least 9 credits of relevant non-degree studies. Previous research experience or relevant employment is a plus. Admission is contingent on acceptance by a faculty research advisor.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    42900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1430 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 543 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.


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