12 months
29506 USD/year
29506 USD/year
15318 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science degree in Biology`at Winthrop University requires the completion of at least 30 semester hours of approved graduate-level courses. At least half the work presented for the degree must be 600-level courses. At least 24 semester hours of these courses must be in biology. 


Each graduate student in Biology, before receiving the Master of Science degree, must attend a minimum of five departmental seminar programs. Attendance does not carry course credit.

Each student must complete 30 semester hours of course work including a thesis. Each student has an advisory committee of three faculty members, including a principal advisor who directs and approves thesis research and writing. The thesis is defended before the advisory committee, and a seminar presentation is given to the entire faculty.  

Mission Statement

Winthrop University provides personalized and challenging undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education programs of national caliber within a context dedicated to public service to the nation and to the State of South Carolina. Winthrop's longtime commitment to be among the very best institutions of its kind in the nation continually guides the mission of the university.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory and Method in Biology 
  • Recent Advances in Molecular and Cellular Biology 
  • Recent Advances in Organismic and Developmental Biology 
  • Recent Advances in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The online Graduate School application with the non-refundable application fee.
  • Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended for undergraduate and graduate coursework. Transcripts must be sent directly to Winthrop's Graduate School office from the issuing institution(s). We cannot accept transcripts (even sealed, official transcripts) from individuals.
  • Two letters of recommendation. In the online admissions application, you will be asked to provide names and email addresses of two individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation. 
  • Submit an essay describing personal and professional goals
  • Official scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29506 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14753 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    29506 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14753 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15318 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7659 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Rock Hill

1024 - 1781 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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