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Biological Sciences

University of Maryland

12 months
1706 USD/credit 51180 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 51180 USD/year
768 USD/credit 23040 USD/year
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The Biological Sciences (BISI) Graduate Program from University of Maryland offers a wide range of training opportunities for students interested in pursuing doctoral level research in exciting, diverse areas across the biological sciences.


The Biological Sciences is an interdepartmental umbrella program at University of Maryland that consists of four Areas of Concentration:

  • Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics (BEES)
  • Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, and Genomics (CBBG)
  • Molecular and Cell Biology (MOCB)
  • Physiological Systems (PSYS)

Graduate students in BISI are associated with one of these areas, but their interests often span multiple concentrations, which allows the development of innovative research projects across traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Facilities and Special Resources

The campus and local area provide students access to a vast array of instrumentation, equipment, facilities, and technologies to advance biological research. As examples, the college has state of the art facilities for research in all aspects of cell and molecular biology including cell and organism culturing, protein and nucleic acid analyses, peptide sequencing, oligonucleotide synthesis and sequencing, fluorescence, confocal microscopy, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, computer graphics for molecular modeling, NMR, mass-spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. Students have access to a laboratory for evolutionary molecular sequence analysis; gas source stable isotope mass spectrophotometer; bioacoustic lab; flume lab; GIS (graphic information systems) lab; and high-speed network access to a wide range of desktop and super-computing facilities. Greenhouses and animal care facilities are available.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bioinformatics and Genomics
  • Programming for Biology
  • Bioinformatics and Computation Biology Seminar Series
  • Bioethics
  • Laboratory Rotations
  • Teaching Science
  • Cell Biology I: Structure and Function
  • Nucleic acids
  • Gene Expression
  • Genetic Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • CV/Resume
  • Supplementary Application
  • Publications/Presentations

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    51180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    23040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for College Park

1676 - 2838 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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