M.Sc. On Campus


University of Hawaii at Manoa

12 months
33648 USD/year
33648 USD/year
15600 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Biology graduate program from University of Hawaii at Manoa offers three degrees: a thesis M.S. (Plan A) in Zoology, a more coursework-oriented non-thesis M.S. (Plan B) in Zoology, and the Ph.D in Zoology.


The thesis M.S. and the Ph.D. are research-oriented degrees, intended primarily for students intending a career involving research.

The non-thesis M.S. in Zoology requires less research experience than does the thesis M.S. and so is appropriate for students planning non-research careers, such as teaching or government service, as well as those planning research careers.

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Committed to being the leading indigenous serving university in the country, University of Hawaii at Manoa proudly delivers a unique multicultural global experience in a Hawaiian place of learning, with a long history of adherence to the principles of sustainability and the essence of aloha—truly like nowhere else on earth.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Master's Plan B/C Studies 
  • Principles of Animal Behavior 
  • Principles of Animal Behavior Lab 
  • Fish Behavior and Sensory Biology 
  • Fish Behavior and Sensory Biology Laboratory 
  • Topics in Development and Reproductive Biology 
  • Seminar on Science Teaching 
  • Marine Ecology 
  • Quantitative Field Ecology 
  • Biometry 
  • Advanced Biometry
  • Cellular Neurophysiology
  • Population Biology
  • Conservation Biology 
  • Seminar in Zoology 
  • Directed Research 
  • Thesis Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be eligible, an applicant must hold or expect to hold prior to matriculation a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or an equivalent degree from a recognized non-U.S. institution of higher education. At minimum, the applicant needs to demonstrate above average academic performance (B average, usually a 3.0 on a 1.0-4.0 scale) for undergraduate course work and for any post-baccalaureate or graduate course work. 
  • Because the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of spaces available, admission is competitive.  Meeting minimum admissions standards does not guarantee admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16824 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    33648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16824 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7800 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Honolulu

1640 - 2500 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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