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About

The goal of the Biology Department master’s program at Boston University is to train students at an advanced level in one of three broad subfields within modern biology: cellular and molecular biology; neurobiology; and ecology, behavior, evolution, and marine biology.

Overview

Key facts

Three tracks lead to the MS: a coursework track, a scholarly paper track, and a research thesis track. Students are assigned faculty advisors in their subfield of interest during the first semester in the program.

The Biology program offered by Boston University accepts postbachelor’s applicants with degrees in biology or related disciplines. Upon completion of the master’s program, students should be prepared for further graduate training or for eventual employment in teaching and/or research positions in academia, industry, government, or nonprofit agencies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate academic mastery in one of three areas of biology: ecology, behavior, evolution, and marine biology; neurobiology; or cellular and molecular biology.
  • Attain expertise in a specific field of study within one of three broad subject areas represented in the department: ecology, behavior, evolution, and marine biology; neurobiology; or cellular and molecular biology.
  • Attain the skills and qualifications needed for employment in an academic, government, or private sector position related to the life sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry 
  • Cellular and Systems Neuroscience
  • Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Frontiers of Neuroscience
  • Ecology, Behavior, Evolution & Marine Biology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

32 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

National

  • Transcripts
  • Three recommendations
  • Personal statement/statement of purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae

International

  • Certified English translations of all transcripts and academic records.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    58560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 58560 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    58560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 58560 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 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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