Only 15 hours of 5000- level courses may count toward a graduate degree. Students pursuing a master’s degree in related fields can include 12 to 18 hours of work in biology. Students pursuing the non-thesis option for the Master of Science degree with a major in biology can include up to nine hours of work in an approved minor or support area.
The student must: Complete a rigorous graduate level program leading to a Master of Science degree. Learn and understand how organisms maintain homeostasis, reproduce, evolve, and how they interact with each other and their environment, with a focus on the following areas: genetics and evolution; cellular biology and microbiology; organismal and environmental biology and animal and plant physiology.
Be prepared for careers in research, education and policy administration or for additional study at the Ph.D. level.
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- Scientific Thinking
- Scientific Writing
- Current Issues in Biology
- Graduate Biology for Educators
- Host-Parasite Relationships
- Vertebrate Evolutionary Biology
- Advanced Endocrinology
- Advanced Environmental Toxicology
- Advanced Bacterial Genetics
- Advanced Medical Entomology
- Statistical Ecology
- Restoration Ecology
- Advanced Mammalogy
- Advanced Aquatic Entomology
- 12 months
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DisciplinesBiology Biochemistry View 868 other Masters in Biology in United States
Either (A) an undergraduate degree with major in biology or (B) 30 hours of undergraduate
courses in biological sciences or closely related disciplines, with 15 hours at the upper-level,with completion of at least 3 credit hours in 4 of the following general categories: genetics,evolution, ecology, molecular and cell biology, organismal biology, and physiology.
- Official transcripts from each institution attended (must be submitted directly to UTRGV).
- Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
- Letter of Intent which describes your academic and career goals. The letter should state whether you are pursuing the thesis or non-thesis option..
International31796 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15898 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
National15196 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7598 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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.
Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.