M.Sc. On Campus


University of Nevada, Reno

12 months
21006 USD/year
21006 USD/year
5352 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The M.S. in Biology at University of Nevada, Reno provides a strong foundation for either a career in the biological sciences at graduation, or to further professional training in fields such as medicine, health sciences, conservation biology, wildlife biology, and biotechnology.


The Biology program offered by University of Nevada, Reno is research-focused and rigorous; expect challenges, but also expect a rewarding atmosphere that encourages experimentation.

During our M.S. in Biology at University of Nevada, Reno students will:

  • conduct rigorous research that makes a significant contribution to scientific progress,
  • produce clear and coherent written presentations of their work,
  • complete the program in a reasonable period of time,
  • attend and give presentations at professional meetings,
  • prepare and submit papers for publication,
  • prepare and submit grant proposals,
  • mentor undergraduates.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Molecular Biology 
  • Evolution 
  • Special Problems 
  • Plant Physiology 
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Metabolic Regulation 
  • Experimental Biochem 
  • Molecular Genetics 
  • Functional Genomics
  • Enzymology 
  • Independent Study 
  • Population Genetics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.
  • Combined verbal and quantitative GRE score of 1100 or greater, with a minimum of 400 in each test; an advanced test is recommended.
  • Course work in physical sciences (3 credits), mathematics (6 credits), biology (18 credits), and chemistry (6 credits), or equivalent.
  • Completed application for admission to the Department of Biology Graduate Program.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic record.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5352 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Reno

860 - 1230 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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