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Biology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) , CA,
USF’s Master of Science in Biology is research-intensive, providing personalized, hands-on training in a faculty member’s laboratory. Working together with their advisors, students design an independent, faculty-directed research project that culminates in a formal written thesis.

About

The program offers graduate work within selected areas of botany, developmental biology, cancer biology, ecology, genetics, marine biology, non-mammals, microbiology, virology, anatomy, parasitology, physiology, immunology and photobiology.

Students will:

  • develop scientific literacy in the areas of biology relevant to selected research interests
  • exhibit advanced technical, critical thinking, inquiry and analysis skills
  • communicate clearly and persuasively to a variety of audiences

Student who successfully completed the program are well prepared to enter into a technical position in a related research or industrial laboratory or to continue further postgraduate work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Evolution

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    65

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Language Requirement
  • Test Requirements
  • Transcript (Academic Record)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1385 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1385 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1385 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1385 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for San Francisco

  • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

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