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Biology (M.Sc.), M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 18 months


Master of Science in Biology is a thesis-based degree centered on original student research. The biological sciences are progressing rapidly; and by interacting with researchers in the classroom, field, and laboratory, graduate students will better understand the principle values of science and the ethical requirements of scientific pursuits.

Master of Arts in Biology is designed primarily to provide K-12 science teachers or people already employed in local environmental agencies with advanced course work in biology. Oftentimes people require advanced degrees in biology to get promoted in their career or may want to increase their knowledge and understanding of biological principles but do not require or desire research experience.

The Master of Arts program would be perfect for people in the aforementioned situation since it requires advanced coursework in biology but there is no requirement of completing a thesis.

The program seeks to provide graduate students with high quality advanced training in the biological sciences. Graduates of the program will fill diverse needs requiring advanced biological skills; furthermore, graduates are expected to contribute to industry growth in biotechnology, environmental biology, and improvement in primary and secondary education.

While these fields represent a wide diversity of employment opportunities and biological disciplines, all graduates are expected to meet general criteria that will define a high quality graduate program in biology. To meet these criteria, students will successfully complete courses in a specific area of concentrations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • Advanced Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Laboratory
  • Membrane Biology
  • Advanced Marine Botany
  • Advanced Biology of Aging
  • Advanced Physiology
  • Advanced Biological Pharmacology
  • Directed Independent Study: Biology
  • Biology Seminar
  • Selected Topics in Biology
  • Aquatic Toxicology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    1044 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1044 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • In-State

    493 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 493 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
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Based on : Florida Resident:$493.68 ; Non-Florida Resident:$1044.42

Living costs for Jacksonville Beach

  • 900 - 1400 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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