12 months
29628 USD/year
29628 USD/year
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The Biology programme offered by the Illinois Institute of Technology expands your career opportunities in healthcare, biochemistry, biotechnology, patent law, genetics, or other fields.


The Biology programme offered by the Illinois Institute of Technology provides a small, caring faculty; personal attention; and the ability to shape your degree to suit your needs, whether in industry, business, law, policy, administration, or research, either as a terminal degree or as preparation for a Ph.D. or other professional degree.


  • A Master of Science in Biology student must complete 32-34 credit hours of approved graduate work in one of the areas of specialization listed below. This will include 25-30 credit hours of coursework and one credit hour of BIOL 595 colloquium. Two options are available to complete the M.S. degree requirements: a thesis option and a non-thesis option.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Biology for the Health Professions
  • Biology with Specialization in Applied Life Sciences
  • Biology with Specialization in Biochemistry
  • Biology with Specialization in Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Biology with Specialization in Microbiology

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®
2.5 (analytical)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Illinois Tech requires a four-year bachelor’s degree conferred with a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution for regular admission.

  • Academic requirements: GPA of at least 3.0.
  • GMAT or GRE is required: GRE/GMAT is required, apart from Master of Public Administration.
  • Personal Statement required
  • Letter of Recommendation is suggested, but not required

Tuition Fee

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    29628 USD/year
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    29628 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29628 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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