M.Sc. On Campus


Northern Michigan University

12 months
804 USD/credit 25728 USD/year
804 USD/credit 25728 USD/year
588 USD/credit 18816 USD/year
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The thesis program in Biology offered by the Northern Michigan University may be broadly based and include course work in several areas of biology, or it may provide for concentration within a specific area of biology.  


Key facts:

  • One of the strengths of these master’s degree in Biology program soffered by the Northern Michigan University is that they provide the opportunity for students to participate in an in‐depth graduate research project. Many of these projects utilize  field-oriented research because of the unique geographical setting of the university.
  • Laboratory research is also supported in such areas as neurobiology, genetics, virology, immunology and physiology.  Department facilities include a green house, aquatics laboratory, herbarium, Lake Superior researchboat, the Longyear Forest, confocal microscope, molecular biology labs, a small‐animal colony, and a zoological collection. 
  • The members of the Biology Department faculty all have doctoral degrees, and most are actively involved in the department’s graduate program. Thesis advisors for students in this program are drawn from the Biology Department faculty who maintain graduate faculty Level 3 status.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Planning and Proposing Scientific Research 
  • Research in Biology 
  • Thesis in Biology
  • Microbial Ecology 
  • Virology 
  • Immunology 
  • Advanced Cell Biology 
  • Ecology of the Great Lakes 
  • Limnology 
  • Biometrics 
  • Biochemistry of Development 
  • Molecular Biology 
  • Biology of Cancer 
  • Neuroscience 
  • Parasitology
  • Entomology 
  • Endocrinology 

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  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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32 alternative credits


On Campus

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General requirements

Applicants are required to comply with the regular admission requirements of the Office of Graduate Education. In addition:

  • All applicants must submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) at the time of admission.
  • Applicants must include an essay indicating their background, career goals and research interests.
  • Student’s entering the biology/biochemistry degree must have completed CH 342 Physical Chemistry II or its equivalent with a grade of “B.” Credit for this course will not count for the degree.
  • Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation.
  • Students must have a thesis adviser prior to admission. Applicants are strongly encouraged to communicate with the thesis adviser early in the application process. To identify the adviser, students should contact a faculty member and establish the willingness of that person to serve as the adviser, as indicated by a memorandum from the faculty member to that effect.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25728 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 804 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25728 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 804 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18816 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 588 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Marquette

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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