Loyola University Chicago

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
1033 USD/credit
1033 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Biology faculty members at Loyola University Chicago are well-respected leaders in their fields and publish extensively. They also attract a significant amount of external grant support which allows them to pursue research projects that are at the forefront of modern biology. Students receive individual attention as they pursue their own research and work toward their master's degree


The faculty of the Department of Biology at Loyola University Chicago are pleased to learn of your interest in graduate study with us. You will find a group of scientists in this department who are excited about their teaching and research, and who are dedicated to providing MAMS students with a program in which they can demonstrate their ability to excel at rigorous coursework. The department is broadly-based, so students receive quality graduate coursework and training in many of the major areas of contemporary life sciences leading in to medical training.

Learning outcomes

The Department of Biology has extensive resources to support superior teaching and research in all the major areas of contemporary biological sciences to prepare students for medical school, other graduate or professional studies, teaching, or careers in industry or government.

The department is housed in the state-of-the-art Michael R. and Marilyn C. Quinlan Life Sciences Education and Research Center. This innovative facility features modern teaching and research labs, where students learn to operate the latest equipment used in scientific experiments, and engage in faculty-guided research; an artificial stream, the only one of its kind in the Chicago area; and a "green roof," which resembles a native Illinois prairie.

In addition, other greenhouses provide students with a convenient location for field research, and the indoor environments make experimentation possible no matter what the weather conditions. The building itself is energy efficient with sunshades, and the green roof holds water to help prevent street flooding. With Lake Michigan just steps away, students have another natural resource at their fingertips.Students have access to the Cudahy Library collection, which includes more than 200,000 volumes, subscriptions to more than 300 biological journals and several relevant databases on CD-ROM. The library also provides Loyola faculty and students with free access to several subscription-based electronic journals via the Internet

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Scientific Logic and Critical Thinking
  • Seminar in Biology
  • Graduate Department Seminar
  • Instruction in Teaching Biology
  • Introduction to Developmental Biology
  • Laboratory in Psychobiology
  • Advanced Microbiology
  • Introductory Immunology
  • Biology of Persistent Diseases
  • General Virology
  • Evolution
  • Animal Behavior

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Completed Application Form
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Statement of PurposeTest Scores (GMAT or GRE)
  • Professional Resume
  • Language Test Requirement
  • Transcript Evaluation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1033 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1033 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1033 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1033 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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