Biological Sciences - Ecology and Evolution, M.Sc. | San José State University | San Jose, United States
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Biological Sciences - Ecology and Evolution

24 months
Duration
7176 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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About

The Biological Sciences - Ecology and Evolution MSc program from San José State University offers students training in the pursuit of rigorous scientific investigation with an emphasis on ecological and evolutionary processes. 

Overview

Students at the Biological Sciences - Ecology and Evolution MSc program from San José State University emphasizes botany, entomology, zoology, or conservation biology through the choice of advisor, committee, course work, and thesis or project. Our graduates have an excellent grasp of the theory and application of ecological and evolutionary principles.

In addition, students with this degree will have gained experience in critical thinking, problem-solving, research methodology (e.g., experimental design, sampling techniques, and analysis), and both written and oral communication. Our alumni are successful applicants for doctoral degree programs and generally attain high-level academic and non-academic positions in both the private and public sectors.

Graduates with Biological Sciences, Concentration in Ecology and Evolution from San José State University will be able to:

  • develop effective written communication skills, as assessed by a research proposal at baseline, followed by a written exam.
  • develop effective oral communication skills, as assessed by a research proposal at baseline, followed by an oral exam.
  • demonstrate the ability to independently answer questions regarding their specific field of study, as assessed by a research proposal at baseline, followed by an oral exam.
  • demonstrate the ability to develop, present, defend and critically analyze hypotheses and conclusions using information gained through searches of primary literature, as assessed by a research proposal at baseline, followed by an oral exam.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biological Sciences 
  • Biology 
  • Science Communication 
  • Evolution 
  • Advanced Experimental Design and Analysis 
  • Advanced Topics: Ecology and Evolution 
  • Advanced Topics: Molecular & Microbiology
  • Advanced Biology: Physiology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or the completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited, and approved institution from a country outside of the U.S. 
  • A 2.5 institutional GPA (from the 0.0-4.0 U.S. grading scale) in the last degree completed, or a 2.5 GPA in the last two years of full time study
  • English Language Proficiency Exam
  • International Coursework and Degrees
  • Submit U.S./Canada Transcripts
  • Submit Test Scores
  • Submit Declaration of Finance Form
  • Submit Bank Letter or Bank Statement
  • Submit Copy of Current Passport
  • Submit Copy of Current Visa
  • A 1-2 page personal statement that includes the following sections: an explanation of why the student wants to earn an MA or MS, their long-term goals and how will the degree help facilitate those goals, the names of up to three tenure-track faculty members whose research interests them, and two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Non-CA Resident tuition includes an additional $396 per unit.

Living costs for San Jose

1740 - 3150 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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