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Biology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Generally, students take 15 hours of formal courses and 15 hours of research and thesis. During the first semester students rotate through three faculty labs and by the beginning of the second semester select a thesis advisor. Some incoming students may have already made arrangements to complete their thesis research with a particular faculty member prior to beginning the program. Students complete a research project and write a thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Topics in Animal Ecology
  • Advanced Topics in Animal Physiology
  • Advanced Topics in Biochemistry
  • Advanced Topics in Cell Biology
  • Advanced Topics in Ecological Physiology
  • Advanced Topics in Genetics
  • Advanced Topics in Neurobiology

                    Detailed Programme Facts

                    • More details: International applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application one month prior to the posted departmental deadline.
                    • Programme intensity Full-time
                      • Full-time duration 24 months
                    • Credits
                      30 alternative credits
                    • Languages
                      • English
                    • Delivery mode
                      On Campus

                    English Language Requirements

                    • Minimum required score:


                      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                      The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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                    General Requirements

                    • Graduate Application
                    • Official Transcripts*
                    • General GRE scores (no older than 5 years)
                    • Three letters of recommendation
                    • Personal Statement: Include highlights of educational background, related work/professional experience, career goals, and reasons for choosing the MS in Biology at UNCG.

                    Tuition Fee

                    • International

                      21734 USD/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 21734 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                    • National

                      21734 USD/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 21734 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                    • In-State

                      8016 USD/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 8016 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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                    Living costs for Greensboro

                    • 1001 - 1540 USD/month
                      Living Costs

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