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Biology, Ecology and Evolution Concentration, M.Sc.

Biology, Ecology and Evolution Concentration, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, NJ,
The graduate programs in the Biology and Molecular Biology Department are designed to enable a student to develop his or her preparation for a career in biological fields requiring advanced training or for the teaching profession.

About

The MS in Biology with a concentration in Biology Science Education is intended for certified Biology teachers interested in enhancing and updating their content expertise, exploring and conducting research on biology learning, and expanding their insights into pedagogy. Students will complete 32 credits of coursework in biology, biology education, and curriculum and teaching and/or educational foundations. Students must take a minimum of 20 credits in biology and 6 credits in College of Education and Human Services and can take a maximum of 6 credits outside the department including BIOL courses taken as a non-matriculated student, courses taken in other MSU departments, and courses transferred from other institutions. Students must receive a B or better in these courses and the credits can not have counted toward another degree.

The MS in Biology with a concentration in Molecular Biology addresses the needs of Biology educators, other Biology professionals and those wishing to re-tool their job skills. This program helps to meet the challenges of improving science literacy and implementing new science curriculum standards, and to meet the needs of surrounding biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.  Hands-on experience is emphasized and real world problems are presented to the students.  Students also get a firm grounding in molecular biology theory.

Programme Structure

  • Benthic Ecology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Field Studies of Flowering Plants
  • Advanced Entomology
  • Molecular Biology I
  • Molecular Biology II
  • Behavioral Ecology
  • Biology of Extreme Habitats
  • Selected Avanced Topics in Biology
  • Conservation Biology: The Preservation of Biological Diversity
  • Paleoecology
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Applied Statistics
  • Non-Parametric Statistics
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • Applied Regression Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    83

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • Send your $60 non-refundable application fee. 
  • Equivalent of a US Bachelors degree 
  • GRE scores

      Tuition Fee

      • International Applies to you

        1000 USD/credit
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 1000 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
      • National Applies to you

        693 USD/credit
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 693 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

      Living costs for Montclair

      • 1673 - 4120 USD/month
        Living Costs

      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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