M.A. On Campus

Biological Sciences

DePaul University

24 months
750 USD/credit 18750 USD/year
750 USD/credit 18750 USD/year
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The MA in Biological Sciences from DePaul University prepares you to communicate your knowledge of life and living systems to others. 


The Program

Graduates of the MA in Biological Sciences from DePaul University typically plan to pursue advanced education degrees or teaching positions. With a Biological Sciences MA, you will:

  • Learn to be an independent thinker and researcher
  • Develop laboratory skills and methodologies
  • Develop your own concentration in partnership with an advisor

Classes take place on the Lincoln Park Campus and are typically held in the daytime.

For international students: this is a STEM-designated program, which can qualify you to extend your post-graduation stay in the United States.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Topics in Ecology
  • Aquatic Biology
  • Microbial Ecology
  • Molecular Methods and Evolution
  • Cellular Events in the Immune Response
  • Developmental Biology
  • Concepts in Evolution
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Molecular Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


50 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application
  • Official transcripts from all previous college course work (minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Recent (no older than two years) scores from the general GRE
  • Three letters of recommendation from science professors, preferably biology
  • A personal statement that explains your interest in the biological sciences graduate program at DePaul. The statement should specify your career goals and any specific area of interest.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 750 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    18750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 750 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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