24 months
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1184 USD/credit 17760 USD/year
1184 USD/credit 17760 USD/year
466 USD/credit 6990 USD/year
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About

The MSc in Biology graduate program from James Madison University is a thesis/research concentration for students who wish to continue the study of biology as a scholarly pursuit and who later continue work toward the Ph.D., work for industry or government, or wish to teach, primarily in two-year colleges. 

Overview

The primary objective of the Biology graduate program from James Madison University  is to enrich the student's subject knowledge and give the student a rigorous experience in research and thesis-writing. Students can also acquire training and experience in teaching. 

Training in teaching is provided through courses and the mentored teaching of biology laboratories. Thus, students not only gain research experience, they also learn to be effective teachers and communicators.

Currently, the Biology department has research strengths in the following areas:

  • Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Comparative and Functional Morphology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Microbiology
  • Neurobiology
  • Plant Biology

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis Research
  • Electives 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Professional Goals and Interest
  • Statement of Purpose - 1-2 page statement describing your academic interests and immediate and long-range goals.  Include information regarding your experiences, research, and academic career that have led you to your area of interest and goals. Indicate how the JMU Biology Masters program will help you reach your goals. Include information regarding your experiences, research, and academic career that have led you to your area of interest and goals. Indicate how the JMU Biology Masters program will help you reach your goals.
  • GRE General Test. Exam should have been taken 5 years or less from application date. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    17760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    17760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 466 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Harrisonburg

1050 - 1715 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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