Biological and Biomedical Sciences

North Carolina Central University

24 months
2249 USD/credit
2249 USD/credit
630 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Our advanced biomedical programs and excellent research facilities coupled with our location in the Research Triangle Park area offer an excellent environment in which to study. 


We invite you to become a valued member of a vibrant and productive scientific community. As our graduate student, you will be guided toward enhancing your critical and analytical thinking skills, and attaining modern research expertise essential to your career progression.

Our program boasts several opportunities for research seminars, internships and other cultural and academic enhancements to enrich your education. We offer our students greater depth and breadth in course work and introduce them to creative and productive inquiry leading to careers in teaching; research in governmental, industrial and academic organizations; and entrance into doctoral programs We require from students seeking unconditional admission to the program a "B" average for a minimum of 30 credits of undergraduate biology, credit for four semesters of chemistry, two semesters of physics, and mathematics through Calculus I. The BBSD Chair exercises ultimate departmental authority over all matters pertaining to graduate education. The Chair may delegate authority to the Departmental Graduate Committee, chaired by the BBSD Graduate Program Director, for operation and policies of the graduate program.

Degree Requirements
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher is required. A grade of "B" or better must be earned in the required graduate core courses for both thesis and non-thesis options.
  • At least 30 credits of biology (or approved chemistry and pharmaceutical science) courses including the thesis for the M.S. with thesis option and at least 36 credits including a project for the M.S. non-thesis project option are required.
  • Successful completion of an approved graduate biostatistics, bioinformatics or computer science course in lieu of the foreign language requirement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Cell Biology 
  •  Genetics 
  •  Biochemistry 
  •  Graduate Seminar
  •  Research in Biology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicant's must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or a 3.00 in the last sixty (60) credit hours of study at the undergraduate level.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2249 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2249 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2249 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2249 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    630 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 630 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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Biological and Biomedical Sciences
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