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Biology

University of Central Arkansas

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
15324 USD/year
15324 USD/year
6690 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Biology program of the University of Central Arkansas is offered primarily for those who wish to obtain a graduate degree before enrolling in a doctoral or professional program or who seek a terminal degree as preparation for a career in biology.

Overview

The Department of Biology offers the Master of Science with two tracks: the MS with thesis, and the MS without thesis. The Biology program of the University of Central Arkansas is a general one in which breadth is emphasized, but the thesis candidate is expected to acquire depth in a particular area. The thesis track allows students to carry out original research through mentoring from a major professor in that professor’s specialty. This track provides training relevant to research-based careers in biology and health sciences. Some examples of career options appropriate for students in this track include research technicians/associates in academic and corporate settings, scientists for state and federal agencies, and doctoral programs. 

The non-thesis track is an appropriate option for careers that do not require research, but would benefit from advanced biological education. These include practice-focused professional programs (e.g., medicine, optometry, physical therapy), management positions, environmental policy, and teaching at the secondary or community-college level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Field Studies in Biology 
  • Conservation Education 
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis
  • Pathophysiology
  • Neurodevelopment and Pathology
  • Immunology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

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.
2.7

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.
79
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a scale of 4.00 OR at least a 3.00 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study
  • A departmental application form
  • A curriculum vita/résumé
  • Statement of purpose/cover letter
  • Two letters of support

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7662 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    15324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7662 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    6690 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3345 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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