M.Sc. On Campus


Fort Hays State University

12 months
610 USD/credit
610 USD/credit
242 USD/credit
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The graduate program in Biology at Fort Hays State University provides you with flexibility to pursue advanced study in such areas as biology, botany, conservation biology, ecology, fisheries biology, microbiology, rangeland biology, wildlife biology, and zoology.


Graduate curricula are not specified as such; rather programs are designed with your major professor and graduate committee according to your individual needs and career goals. Your graduate study can lead to a terminal Master of Science degree or prepare you for acceptance into a doctoral program at another university. 

Fort Hays State University graduate programs typically include a research project and thesis developed in consultation with your major professor and graduate committee. A public oral presentation of the research results during the fall or spring semester is included in the thesis defense. All Biology graduate students also must pass a comprehensive oral exam administered by select faculty within the department. You can read details of these and other aspects of the graduate program in biology in the Graduate Student Guidelines. Additional information may be obtained from the FHSU Graduate School

The Science Behind Success

The Department of Biological Sciences at Fort Hays State University provides students with a strong foundation in all aspects of life science. Our unique programs, modern facilities, one-on-one teaching philosophy and robust research opportunities allow students to fully explore their primary areas of interest — from molecules to mammals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Biology/Lab
  • Botany/Lab
  • Zoology/Lab
  • Ecology/Lab

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Using Google Chrome, submit an Application for Graduate Admission at the appropriate website:
  • Pay the $40 domestic application fee or $50 international application fee.
  • Provide the Graduate School with an official bachelor's degree transcript and master's degree transcript (if applicable) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Provide entrance examination scores as required by individual departments.
  • Provide letters of recommendation. 
  • Provide any other documents required by specific departments, such as a personal statement or vita, background check release, writing sample, or digital art slides.
  • International students must provide evidence of their ability to speak English.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    610 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 610 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    610 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 610 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    242 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 242 USD per credit during 12 months.

Graduate On-Campus (contiguous state) $341.29

Living costs for Hays

900 - 1400 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

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