Bucknell University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
57882 USD/year
57882 USD/year
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Bucknell University's master of science in Biology is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in their subfield of biology and to prepare them to either pursue an advanced degree at another institution or obtain employment in industry, government or education. 


At Bucknell University's master of science in Biology, graduate-level courses are offered in cell and molecular biology, organismal biology, and ecology and evolution.

Key facts:

The program requires two years of full-time work including coursework in biology and research. Eight courses (two per semester) are required for the master of science degree.

At least five of the eight courses must be in biology, and all must be at the 600 level. BIOL 660 (Graduate Research) and BIOL 680 (Thesis) cannot account for more than three of the eight required courses. Applicants whose undergraduate program is too narrow or limited may be required to take additional courses. In such cases, the student must achieve the equivalent of a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree in biology from Bucknell.

Candidates for the master of science degree are required to pass a course in statistics or biostatistics unless they have already passed such a course as an undergraduate.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microbiology
  • Behavioral Neuroendocrinology
  • Biology of Cancer

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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

  • Applicants must have completed at least eight undergraduate courses in biology or supporting disciplines (chemistry, physics, mathematics, etc.) with a grade point average of at least 3.0 in these courses. Exceptions may be made for applicants showing marked improvement during their undergraduate program or demonstrating exceptional aptitude or achievement in other ways.
  • Applicants may submit both general and subject test scores for the GRE graduate school entry exam. The biology department has moved to test-optional admissions for its graduate program and does not require GRE general test or subject test score submission.
  • The biology department expects applicants to submit a personal statement via the online application describing why they are pursuing graduate studies and indicating which faculty members they see as potential mentors for their thesis research projects. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57882 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57882 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    57882 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57882 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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