M.Sc. On Campus


Northeastern Illinois University

12 months
865 USD/credit 28545 USD/year
865 USD/credit 28545 USD/year
432 USD/credit 14256 USD/year
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The Biology program of the Northeastern Illinois University serves those interested in advanced training in applied or basic biological research and teaching. The program also provides a basis for further graduate or professional studies.



The Biology program of the Northeastern Illinois University is broadly based, allowing students to tailor their courses to suit their interests. Laboratory skills are integral to many Biology careers, thus students are encouraged to include lab courses in their program of study. Faculty in the M.S. in Biology program have expertise in a range of sub-disciplines including Ecology, Organismal, Cell, and Molecular Biology.

Career Options

Students who complete the M.S. in Biology can land a career as a:

  • biology technician, researcher or field scientist
  • biology instructor (community college levels)
  • food scientist 
  • forensic scientist
  • health sciences professional
  • pharmaceutical industry professional

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biological Literature
  • Environmental Biology for Middle School Teaching
  • Chronobiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Comparative Biology Of Aging
  • Animal Behavior

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Biology or the course equivalent. The undergraduate course work must include both the Biology and related science courses that are standard components of the Biology major: General Biology, General Chemistry, Physics, Cell Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Organic Chemistry and Precalculus Mathematics or Statistics
  • An overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75, with a GPA of 3.0 in the undergraduate biology courses.
  • A typed, 1-2 page statement of Goals and Objectives.
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic references or work-related supervisors who are able to assess the applicant’s potential for advanced graduate study.
  • GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores are not required for admission, but they may be submitted to supplement an application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28545 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 865 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28545 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 865 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14256 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 432 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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