12 months
18627 USD/year
18627 USD/year
8375 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


A Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Biology at Virginia State University will prepare you for teaching and research in state, federal, and private institutions, including colleges, universities, and research laboratories.


After obtaining your graduate degree, you might also choose to continue your studies in a doctoral program. 

Graduate study is characterized by smaller, more focused classes, closer interactions with qualified faculty, and opportunities for independent research. 

The low student-faculty ratio in the Department creates a dynamic, supportive atmosphere and allows greater access to the facilities and expertise that will make your education a success.

Key Features 

  • Students at Virginia State University with undergraduate majors in other science areas are encouraged to pursue graduate work in Biology. 
  • The Department’s Graduate Committee will review your background in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics, and will determine what additional coursework (if any) you may need.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Investigations in Biology
  • Research and Thesis
  • Leading a Biology Lab 
  • Advanced Biochemistry
  • Statistics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For admission, the student must have the appropriate GRE Score as determined by the University and recommended minimum GPA of 2.75. 
  • All applicants must have in their undergraduate program a minimum of thirty two (32) semester hours of biology. 
  • Additionally, a minimum of eight semester hours of general chemistry and four semester hours of organic chemistry is required for this program. Six semester hours of mathematics is also required. 
  • Applicants not possessing the above requirements may be admitted to the program upon the review and approval of the department chair or graduate coordinator. The graduate student is expected to make up deficiencies that are identified.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18627 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18627 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    18627 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18627 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8375 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8375 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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