Loma Linda University

24 months
10156 USD/year
10156 USD/year
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Students in the Master of Science in Biology program (non medical/non health related) take advanced biology courses and conduct significant, original research in preparation for writing their thesis. This program emphasizes "field-based" studies that generally address questions of "ecological" relevance such as animal biology and marine sciences.


Study in various areas, from molecular biology to natural history, is available to the student seeking preparation for teaching or for research in modern biology. LLU is a Christian, Seventh-day Adventist university, and values high quality education in the context of Christian belief and pursuit of a supportive relationship between faith and science.

Possible Careers: Secondary and University Teaching, Fields of Ecology, Conservation, Environmental Sciences, Genetics, Marine Sciences, Natural Resources. Some areas of specialization are: animal behavior, animal physiology, molecular systematics, ecological physiology, behavioral ecology, conservation biology, marine biology, and paleontology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Orientation to Graduate Biology
  • Genetics and Speciation
  • Philosophy of Science and Origins
  • Seminar in Biology
  • Research and Experimental Design
  • roposal Writing and Grantsmanship
  • Biological Systems
  • Ecology
  • Organismal Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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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.

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must meet the general School of Science and Technology admission requirements. Expected undergraduate preparation includes a bachelor's degree with a biology major or equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university (minimum GPA 3.0), including the co-requisite courses listed under Prerequisites.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10156 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10156 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    10156 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10156 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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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