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About

Learn how to apply critical thinking to real-world scenarios in the life sciences while exploring cutting-edge research and theory with this master's degree in Biology offered by Harvard University. You’ll gain deeper insight into a range of biological fields, such as molecular biology, genetics, genomics, cell biology, neurobiology and behavior, and ecology.

Overview

Key learning outcomes

Through the master’s degree in the field of Biology at Harvard University, you:
  • Enhance your understanding of the biological sciences, including molecular biology, genetics, genomics, cell biology, physiology, neurobiology and behavior, evolution, and ecology.
  • Build a foundation in scientific practice, including experimental or case study design and implementation, scientific data collection and analysis, and ethical practices.
  • Develop advanced professional communication skills, with an emphasis on sharing scientific results in written, oral, and graphical forms.

Program overview

  • The degree program includes 12 courses, with at least three taken on campus. 
  • Get started. You begin by completing two stipulated degree courses as outlined on the degree requirements page. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your commitment and ability to perform well as a Harvard student.
  • Apply to the program. While completing your third degree course, you submit the admission application. We have application cycles in the fall, spring, and summer.
  • Continue your studies, online and on campus. As you progress through the program, you choose from courses offered on campus or online, year round in the fall, spring, or summer. To fully experience Harvard, you take at least three courses on campus.
  • Complete your thesis. Working with a thesis director, you conduct in-depth research on a topic relevant to your work experience or academic interests, producing publishable quality results. You’ll emerge with a solid understanding of how scientific research is executed and communicated.
  • Graduate with your Harvard degree. You participate in the annual Harvard Commencement, receiving your Harvard University degree: Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Biology.

Programme Structure

The Master of Liberal Arts, Biology degree field consists of 12 courses, three of which are required on campus.

12 Graduate Courses

The degree assumes an academic background in biology (e.g., Molecular and Cellular Biology and Organismic and Evolutionary Biology) and laboratory research experience.
  • Proseminar
  • 5 biology courses
  • 1 biology seminar
  • 1 statistics course
  • 1 elective
  • Crafting the Thesis Proposal
  • Master’s Thesis part one
  • Master's Thesis part two

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

48 SCH

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

To begin the admission process, you simply register—no application required—for the following three, four-credit, graduate-level degree courses:

  • BIOS 200 Proseminar: Introduction to Graduate Studies and Scholarly Writing in the Biological Sciences
  • 1 biology course
  • 1 biology course or elective (e.g., EXPO 42c)
  •  Before you enroll in any degree-applicable courses, you must possess a four-year regionally accredited US bachelor's degree. You cannot already have or be in the process of earning a master's degree in Biology or a related field. Foreign bachelor’s degrees must be evaluated, and the Admissions Office makes final determinations about eligibility.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37200 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    37200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37200 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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