Biology, M.Sc. | Sam Houston State University | Huntsville, United States
12 months
728 USD/credit 21840 USD/year
728 USD/credit 21840 USD/year
320 USD/credit 9600 USD/year
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Biology at Sam Houston State University, the study of living things, is an exciting and dynamic field that offers many areas of focus. Graduate studies in the biological sciences provide opportunities to study viruses, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals, and to investigate the biochemical, physiological, anatomical, behavioral, or ecological processes that make each organism unique. 


Key facts

Specific areas of faculty research interests include parasitology, systematics of insects and plants, vegetation mapping, animal, plant and bacterial physiology, cellular signal transduction, genomics, micro and macroevolution, vertebrate reproduction, animal mating systems, entomology, behavioral ecology, and ecology of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

Learning outcomes

The MS in Biology at Sam Houston State University allows for a specialization in one of several areas of biology and is designed for students planning to pursue careers in research, at the collegiate level, or in environmental biology with governmental agencies and industry. This degree is also appropriate for students planning to continue their training in a PhD program at other institutions or professional schools. The MS is a research-oriented degree and requires the completion of a thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Science
  • Contemporary Biology
  • General Botany
  • General Zoology
  • Foundations Of Science
  • Sustainability and Environment
  • Human Anatomy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Application
  • Application fee
  • Official transcript(s) of all previous college work
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty in the student's major at the undergraduate degree-granting institution
  • A statement of purpose outlining the student’s goals in the program
  • C.V.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    21840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 728 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    21840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 728 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 320 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Huntsville

964 - 1786 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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