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Appalachian State University

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
Duration
13704 USD/year
13704 USD/year
3630 USD/year
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About

The Master of Science in Biology program from Appalachian State University is designed to prepare students for competitive careers and continued training in the field of biology. 

Overview

The Biology program from Appalachian State University will provide you with a comprehensive knowledge of broad fields and disciplines in biology while also allowing specialization in an area of your choice. 

The program has three concentrations:

  • Cell and Molecular Biology (207B) – Students choosing this track conduct research aimed at understanding cellular and molecular processes that govern life at the molecular level and take coursework aimed that complement their research program.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (207D) – Students choosing this track are involved in research programs that address key questions in physiological, population, community and ecosystem ecology with emphasis on evolutionary principles and take coursework that complement their research program.
  • General Biology (207C) – Students choosing this track have the flexibility to customize their program to incorporate aspects of both of the above tracks. In addition, students who would like to focus their coursework and research on secondary science education can choose this track.

Careers

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Research Laboratory Manager/ Supervisor
  • Teaching Laboratory Manager/ Supervisor
  • Field Ecologist
  • University Instructor
  • Research Scientist (University or Industry labs)
  • Biology/Science Teacher
  • Science Writer
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Sales
  • Curator for biodiversity collections
  • Director of animal facilities

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics
  • Current Topics in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resume (Required upload for application submission); Letter of Intent detailing graduate plans and expectations (upload on the Additional Information page in the online application).
  • Must find a research mentor in department before admission.
  • Meeting or exceeding the conditions below does NOT guarantee admission. All applications for a given entry term will be weighed based upon the number of seats available and the quality of the complete application packages.
  • 3.0 GPA in the last earned degree and official scores from the appropriate admission test(s), OR 2.5 GPA in the last earned degree and official scores at the 25th percentile level from the appropriate admission test(s).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6852 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    13704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6852 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    3630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1815 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

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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