Biological Sciences, M.Sc. | Fordham University | Manhattan, United States
24 months
1593 USD/credit 27081 USD/year
1593 USD/credit 27081 USD/year
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Our master of science in Biological Sciences at Fordham University provides a unique cross-disciplinary experience that will increase your versatility, grounding you in cutting-edge molecular tools and techniques as well as systems biology.


How do birds navigate through urban landscapes? How do plants respond to climate change? Can the human papilloma virus, responsible for 99 percent of cervical cancers, be stopped? Can the biomarkers for serious psychiatric disorders be identified before they take hold?

In this Biological Sciences program at Fordham University you’ll specialize in one of two tracks:

  • Ecology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology

With our strong emphasis on research, we have a successful record of preparing our students for doctoral work at Fordham and other competitive programs.


Many of our graduates continue on to doctoral work at Fordham and other universities, including Weill Cornell and the Sackler Institute. Our alumni also have gone on to positions in academia, government, and industry, including:

  • Central Park Zoo
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • New York City Department of Environmental Protection
  • New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Population & Community Biology
  • Eukaryotic Molecular Biology
  • Community and Ecosystem Ecology
  • Cell Biology of Eukaryotes
  • Biostatistics
  • Methods in Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Techniques in Molecular Biology
  • Ecological Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


34 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in the biological sciences or related major
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0)
  • Resume: up to two pages in length (submit via the online application).
  • Statement of Intent
  • Official transcripts
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores: optional
  • Three letters of recommendation: Submitted directly via the online application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27081 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1593 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    27081 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1593 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 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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