12 months
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At this Biology - Biology and Society MSc program from Arizona State University, you will choose a set of courses and a research project specific to your interests at the intersection of biology and society. You will explore how the life sciences are shaped and how they are influenced by society.

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This robust Biology - Biology and Society MSc program is one you’ll find only at Arizona State University — led by award-winning and accomplished faculty in the fields of biology, philosophy and history of science, and bioethics. Our faculty are renowned for their excellence in research, teaching and mentoring and you’ll work alongside them on a variety of projects.

Career Opportunities

A Master of Science in biology and society provides strong preparation for academic careers, from community colleges to research universities. The skills and knowledge obtained in this program are also valuable for government careers in federal and state agencies responsible for management and conservation and for careers in industry and nongovernmental organizations.

Career examples include:

  • instructors at community colleges
  • science teachers in elementary and high schools
  • wildlife, animal, and conservation scientists
  • researchers and policy developers in government labs and non-profit organizations
  • food, agriculture and health care scientists in academic, private and industrial labs

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bioethics
  • Environmental Ethics and Policy Goals
  • Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Data Analysis
  • Measurement Theory & Practice
  • Ecology
  • Environmental or Natural Resource Economics
  • Environmental Ethics or Environmental Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • academic record form
  • personal statement
  • curriculum vitae or resume
  • writing sample
  • three letters of recommendation
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tempe Junction

900 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

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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