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Chemical and Life Sciences, M.C.L.F.S.

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The Master of Chemical and Life Sciences is an online content-based masters program for high school science teachers that provides in depth knowledge of current research areas in the biological, biochemical and biomedical sciences. The courses cover subject matter as diverse as genetic engineering and gene therapy to chemistry, ecology and the concepts of biocomplexity. 


University faculty who are experts in the field will lead discussion sessions on topics of current interest with significant social impact. Topic examples include the positive and negative aspects of genetically engineered foods and their safety , the development of new energy sources and the ethical and moral issues involved in cloning and the handling of genetic information. The program also provides a set of laboratory experiences that facilitates the presentation of many of these concepts in the classroom. Aside from the laboratory experiences, all courses will be offered exclusively through distance education as online courses. Our infrastructure provides a web based asynchronous program. Teachers who desire to update and advance their knowledge or who must complete an advanced degree or graduate courses, will find that this program meets their needs. In addition to our general program we offer focused Areas of Concentration in Biology and in Chemistry. During the course of studies towards a degree students may earn Credentials by taking a series of focused courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Experimental Biology
  • Graduate Seminar in Chemical and Life Sciences
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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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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).

  • In addition to a suitable undergraduate education and experience admission to the degree program requires the successful completion of either CLFS 510, Concepts of Modern Biology, or CLFS 520, Concepts in Modern Chemistry, gateway review classes; or a passing grade of B or better on either of the admissions exams based on CLFS 510 and CLFS 520. 
  • Suitable GRE scores will also be accepted to satisfy admission requirements (GRE scores are not required!). 
  • Upon application and the submission of documentation all applicants will be granted Provisional Admission to the program while they satisfy other admission requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1404 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    651 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 651 USD per credit and a duration of .
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Living costs for College Park

  • 1676 - 2840 USD/month
    Living Costs

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