M.Sc. On Campus

Biology - Watershed Science Concentration

Murray State University

12 months
800 USD/credit 24000 USD/year
800 USD/credit 24000 USD/year
544 USD/credit 16320 USD/year
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Biology - Watershed Science Concentration from Murray State University is organized as an interdisciplinary program that provides students with a unique approach to watershed science. 


Biology - Watershed Science Concentration from Murray State University is designed around teaching and research resources of the WSI and will utilize the region's extensive aquatic ecosystems.                  

The Watershed Science MS in Biology emphasizes the biological aspects of watershed science while remaining highly interdisciplinary. 


Our program is designed to prepare students for careers or for further graduate studies in the broader aspects of watershed management and science.  

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Agricultural Irrigation and Water Systems 
  • Biogeography 
  • Advanced Ecology 
  • Plant Ecology 
  • Quantitative Ecology 
  • Stream Ecology 
  • Freshwater Invertebrates 
  • Aquatic Entomology 
  • Wetland Ecology 
  • Biological Limnology
  • Limnological Analysis Laboratory 
  • Ichthyology 
  • Herpetology 
  • Conservation Biology 
  • Waterfowl Management 
  • Fisheries Management 
  • Limnology 
  • Freshwater Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the application process 
  • Send a letter of intent to the watershed science concentration graduate program coordinator. 
  • GRE:  You must have GRE scores to be admitted. We require a score of ~300 (50th percentile Verbal and 50th percentile Quantitative) on the GRE for unconditional acceptance.
  • Minimum GPA requirement: 3.0 for unconditional acceptance, if lower than 3.0, you can be accepted conditionally and must maintain GPA of 3.0 for the first 9 credit hours.
  • Undergraduate degree in: Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematics, Physics, or closely related field.
  • Proof of Financial Support
  • English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    24000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 544 USD per credit during 12 months.

National and Local rates apply to Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee and Arkansas.

Living costs for Murray

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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