M.Sc. On Campus


George Mason University

12 months
25430 USD/credit 762900 USD/year
25430 USD/credit 762900 USD/year
9446 USD/credit 283380 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. 


We offer a master degree in Biology 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 Topics in Immunology
  • Advanced Topics in Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Evolution and Conservation Genetics
  • General Biochemistry
  • Eukaryotic Cell Biology Laboratory
  • Advanced Eukaryotic Cell Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application for graduate study and application fee.
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center. 
  • Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center from all universities attended.
  • All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English, if applicable, and submitted for evaluation to the Mason Office of Admissions. 
  • Verification of English language proficiency. Please see English language requirements page.
  • Official GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MAT or other official test scores, as required by your program sent directly to Mason from the testing agency.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    762900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25430 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    762900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25430 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    283380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9446 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
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