12 months
1228 USD/credit
1228 USD/credit
500 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Simply stated, the faculty and students of the biology department study life. From the genetic machinery inside the tiniest cells that make up the human body, to the largest questions of where humans came from as a species, no life is too small and no inquiry is too big.

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The Department of Biology offers two ways of achieving the Master of Science degree. The first is a non-thesis option suitable for those who may already have extensive research experience, for educators who seek to upgrade their academic skills but do not require research experience, or for those who need to broaden their biological background. The second is a traditional apprenticeship in research leading to a written thesis. All students admitted to the graduate program are considered to be in the non-thesis program unless they have been accepted into an individual faculty lab. Starting with a common core, both the non-thesis or thesis option may be developed into a final degree program in either of two broad areas in biology: 1) Cell and Molecular Biology or 2) Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Molecular Biology
  • Advanced Molecular Genetics Of Bacteria
  • Advanced Biotechnology Laboratory II

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students in their final year of a bachelor's program should submit transcripts for all semesters completed thus far
  • Students who have already completed a degree must submit final transcripts and degree certificates
  • Transcripts are required from all universities attended

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1228 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1228 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1228 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1228 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    500 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 500 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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