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Biology

Virginia Commonwealth University

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
27971 USD/year
14497 USD/year
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About

The Department of Biology offers programs leading to a Master of Science degree. Thesis research is a major component of the MS program. Students who are not interested in research should investigate other programs with a non-thesis option or simply register for courses as a non-degree seeking graduate student.

Overview

Areas of specialization include molecular and cellular biology, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, systematics, and physiology and developmental biology.

The Department of Biology prepares graduate students to:

  • Acquire training in a chosen subdiscipline of biology
  • Learn research techniques used in the subdiscipline
  • Develop presentation skills
  • Develop publication skills
Student learning outcomes:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a chosen subfield, including the most recent advances in research
  • Apply appropriate research techniques (i.e., field or lab)
  • Effectively communicate research and findings in a professional context
  • Effectively write papers for publication

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current Topics in Biology
  • Integrated Bioinformatics
  • Special Topics in Biology
  • Patterns of Mammalian Reproduction
  • Physiological Ecology
  • Ecosystems Ecology
  • Conservation Applications
  • Evolution and Molecular Markers
  • Environmental Remote Sensing

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

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.
80
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application to graduate study, including the application for Virginia in-state tuition.
  • Personal statement submitted with the online application.
  • $70 application fee.
  • T​​hree reference letters submitted through the online application.
  • Transcripts from each institution you attended are required. 
  • Official test scores, if required by your program.
  • Your resume, if requested by the department to which you are applying.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27971 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27971 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    14497 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14497 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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