M.Sc. On Campus

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

North Carolina Central University

12 months
14136 USD/year
14136 USD/year
4226 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Biological and Biomedical Sciences MS program from North Carolina Central University provides students with a greater depth and breadth in course work and introduces them to the nature of creative and productive inquiry for careers in teaching, research in governmental, industrial and academic organizations, and entrance into doctoral programs.


There are two options at the North Carolina Central University for obtaining the MS degree in Biological and Biomedical Sciences: thesis and non-thesis project options. 

Both options require a minor, with the internal minor defaulting to Biomedical Sciences. Students may also choose an external minor in areas such as Pharmaceutical Sciences and Education. 

The MS degree also requires successful completion of a written Comprehensive Examination that examines the student’s comprehension of advanced cellular and genetic mechanisms as well as their biochemical basis.

Learning Outcomes 

As a graduate student, you will be

  • Guided towards enhancing your critical and analytical skills
  • Guided towards attaining modern research expertise essential to your career progression
  • Provided opportunities to engage in research seminars and internships
  • Offered a broad and in-depth array of course work
  • Introduced to creative and productive inquiry paths, which lead to careers in teaching; research in governmental, industrial and academic organizations; or entrance into doctoral programs

Programme Structure

Our department faculty are conducting progressive research in areas that include:

  • Cancer biology
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Developmental genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Science education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online graduate admission application
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts of all schools attended (if you earned your degree from a non-U.S. school, please see the international applicant requirements)
  • Statement of purpose/personal statement
  • GRE (cannot be more than 5 years old)
  • "B" average in at least 30 undergraduate biology credits
  • Four semesters of chemistry
  • Two semesters of physics
  • Mathematics through first-year calculus
  • Course in biochemistry, cell biology and genetics are also required

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    14136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7068 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    14136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7068 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    4226 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2113 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Durham

990 - 1670 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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

Biological and Biomedical Sciences
North Carolina Central University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!

Tuition fee settings