M.Sc. On Campus


University of Nevada, Reno

12 months
21592 USD/year
21592 USD/year
5500 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Biology program at University of Nevada, Reno offers two Master's Degree Programs: Plan A (thesis option) and Plan B (non-thesis option).


About the Program

The Plan A (thesis option) option of the Biology program at University of Nevada, Reno is a program culminating in a research thesis for students interested in pursuing further advanced degrees or employment in biological research.

Plan B (non-thesis option) is a program leading to a non-thesis Master's Degree and is intended as the terminal degree for students seeking careers with government agencies, or in industry, education, or other areas. Students in the Plan B program may select from one of the following three areas from which to concentrate their study: (1) Cell and Molecular Biology, (2) Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, or (3) General Biology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Biology 
  • Evolution 
  • Special Problems 
  • Plant Physiology 
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Metabolic Regulation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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
  • For international students, a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper exam) or 250 (computer exam)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21592 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21592 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5500 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.


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