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Biology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #934 (BCR) , MI,
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.

About

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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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Living costs for Saint Louis

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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