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Biology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #984 (BCR) California, MD, United States
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.
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Overview

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

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

  • 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.
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Living costs for California

  • 1570 - 2660 USD/month
    Living Costs

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