12 months
632 USD/credit 18960 USD/year
632 USD/credit 18960 USD/year
250 USD/credit 7500 USD/year
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The graduate program in Biology from 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 Biology curricula at Fort Hays State University are not specified as such; rather programs are designed with your major professor and graduate committee according to your individual needs and career goals. 

Degree requirements

Your graduate study can lead to a terminal Master of Science degree or prepare you for acceptance into a doctoral program at another 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Topics In Biology
  • Biological Scientific Writing
  • Biological Scientific Presentations 
  • Ecological Field Study And Problem
  • Plant Ecosystematics
  • Plant Population Ecology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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. 
  • For institutions outside the United States and Canada, a World Education Service (WES) International Course-by-Course Transcript Evaluation is required for translation.
  • Provide entrance examination scores as required by individual departments.
  • A personal statement specifying the exact interest area and research area and 2 letters of recommendation.
  • International students must provide evidence of their ability to speak English.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 632 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    18960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 632 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 250 USD per credit during 12 months.

Graduate On-Campus (contiguous state): $353.16/credit

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.

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