M.Sc. On Campus


Bucknell University

24 months
59474 USD/year
59474 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

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Academic requirements

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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. 

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Living costs for Lewisburg

1000 - 1500 USD /month
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