The faculty take an integrative approach to biology, encompassing all levels of biological organization from molecules to ecosystems. Our Department is committed to excellence in both research and teaching, and we strive to provide a rigorous, balanced education in Biology for all our students. The Portland State University share the offices and laboratories with Physics, Chemistry and Environmental Science Departments in the SRTC and Science Building 1.
Is graduate school right for me?
For many students in Biology, the Bachelor’s degree is not adequate for them to achieve their career goals. Students obtaining Master’s degrees typically have a broader range of options available to them, with more opportunities for working in positions of greater responsibility or earning higher salaries. When deciding whether you should apply to graduate school, consider what your career goals are and which type of degree will be best to advance you towards those goals. If you ultimately plan to obtain a PhD, it is not necessary for you to get a Master’s degree first, but it is generally advantageous in the long run. Students who obtain a Master’s first generally have more success in PhD graduate programs and can benefit from more diverse training experiences if they obtain their degrees from different universities. Also, getting a Master’s degree first allows you to switch projects, advisers, and schools without losing important time spent on a project.
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- Careers & Research in Biology
- Deep Sea Biology of Oregon
- Environmental Microbiology
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesBiology View 1150 other Masters in Biology in United States
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Portland State University's graduate application requires the following documents:
- Scanned copies of your official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
- Personal essay or statement of purpose
- Letters of recommendation
- Standardized test scores, e.g., GRE (not required by all programs)
- Writing samples
International applicants must also submit:
- Copies of official degree certificate/diploma
- Certified Translation of Transcripts
- Evidence of English Language Proficiency Requirements
- Financial documentation demonstrating adequate financial support for at least the first year of study
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International15097 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 24 months.
National15097 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 24 months.
In-State9990 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 444 USD per credit during 24 months.
Living costs for Portland
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.