Biological Sciences

University of Northern Colorado

9 months
1182 USD/credit
1182 USD/credit
630 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Advance academically and professionally in biology, working collaboratively with expert professors in the Biological Sciences program from University of Northern Colorado.

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Whether you're working toward a career in academics, teaching or seeking specialized expertise to advance your career, our Biology master's degree program offers a range of advantages to support your success.  You'll be in a $42 million science facility with state-of-the-art research labs and computing technology while working closely with faculty and other students. UNC sits at the junction of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains, offering you a remarkably diverse set of opportunities for field research in biology.

If you ask our students and faculty, they'll tell you that UNC’s people really set our Biology master’s program apart. You’ll build strong, supportive relationships with faculty who are teachers, mentors and colleagues. They’ll offer you academic and professional guidance to help you get the most out of the Biology master’s program. With exceptional faculty, an outstanding setting and thesis and non-thesis options, UNC enables you to personalize your Biological Sciences program from University of Northern Colorado and achieve your goals.

Your Future in Biology

The biology master’s degree can support a wide variety of career options and outcomes. Advanced science expertise is in high demand in dynamic industries such as health care, medicine, pharmaceuticals, gerontology, food, energy, environmental sciences and government agencies. Universities, colleges and secondary schools are constantly in need of well-qualified STEM educators. Faculty and advisors in our biology master’s program will work closely with you to ensure that you tailor your studies to specific career outcomes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Foundations of Biological Research
  • Genomics
  • Cell Physiology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab
  • Mammalogy
  • Species and Speciation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

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.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
146 (verbal)
140 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The $60 non-refundable application fee can be paid using a VISA, MasterCard or Discover card.
  • Official high school transcripts and graduation certificates
  • Graduate applicants are expected to meet a 3.0 GPA equivalent
  • Please provide a clear, high resolution photocopy of the bio-page (photo-page) of your passport
  • All doctoral programs and some master’s, certificate and licensure programs require letters of recommendation.
  • Some graduate programs require supplemental application materials.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1182 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1182 USD per credit and a duration of 9 months.
  • National

    1182 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1182 USD per credit and a duration of 9 months.
  • In-State

    630 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 630 USD per credit and a duration of 9 months.


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