M.Sc. On Campus

Biological Sciences

University of New Orleans

12 months
962 USD/credit 28860 USD/year
962 USD/credit 28860 USD/year
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The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of New Orleans offers a doctoral degree in Integrative Biology and a Master of Science degree in Biological Sciences.


Both degrees emphasize independent research conducted by students under the guidance of the department's faculty. Research areas include molecular and cellular biology, genetics and genomics, physiology and biochemistry, ecology and evolutionary biology, and conservation biology.

The Master of Science in Biological Sciences at the University of New Orleans prepares students for employment in a variety of careers (biomedical technician, natural resource manager, biology education) or for further study towards graduate or professional degrees. 

Key Features 

  • The program features coursework and research opportunities in areas ranging from cellular and molecular biology to ecology and environmental biology. 
  • MS students may pursue an emphasis in biotechnology through research conducted at UNO or at the USDA Southern Regional Research Center.

Programme Structure

  • Master of Science students are required to complete a minimum of 30 graduate credit hours beyond the baccalaureate degree. The course requirement provides students with basic understanding and skills in the Biological Sciences, while allowing individuals to tailor the specific coursework to meet their needs.
  • It is possible to apply up to 10 hours of graduate-level credit taken in a previous master's program towards the 30 hours required for the M.S. degree, subject to approval by the student's advisory committee, the graduate coordinator, and the Graduate School.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or a 4-year degree equivalent from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad.
  • Applicants enrolled in the final year of a bachelor's degree or international equivalent will be considered for conditional admission.
  • 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4-point scale for all graduate coursework
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for New Orleans

1125 - 2151 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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