M.Sc. On Campus


University of West Florida

12 months
1037 USD/credit 31110 USD/year
1037 USD/credit 31110 USD/year
377 USD/credit 11310 USD/year
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Applicants for the thesis track should hold a B.S. in Biology or a related field from an accredited college or university. Applicants applying for admission  at the University of West Florida to the thesis track with a B.A. in Biology or a B.S. degree in another area must have satisfactorily completed all upper and lower division core classes  required of UWF biology undergraduates.


The thesis Biology program is designed for students seeking advanced studies in areas of modern biology and biotechnology with training in the fields of aquaculture, biochemistry, ecology, environmental studies, fisheries biology, genetics, immunology, marine biology, microbiology, molecular biology, plant science, and physiology.


In addition to the University of West Florida’s general academic requirements, students seeking the M.S. degree in Biology must meet the following departmental requirements:

Select a thesis advisory committee composed of a chairperson and at least two additional faculty members.

Meet with the thesis advisory committee and complete a written plan of study that specifies courses and other work necessary for the program.

Submit a written research proposal acceptable to the thesis supervisory committee and demonstrate by oral examination that the proposed research is feasible.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Laboratory Skills
  • Professional Development in Biology
  • Thesis
  • Biology Seminar
  • Experimental Design in Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submission of a letter describing the student’s area of interest within biology, relevant past experience, future objectives, and, for students applying to the thesis track, the name of a UWF faculty member who has agreed to serve as their thesis advisor.
  • Submission of a curriculum vitae
  • Submission of three letters of recommendation from individuals who can evaluate the student’s academic ability.
  • Applicants for the thesis track must have a faculty member who has agreed to provide laboratory space and serve as the applicant’s major advisor. Applicants are urged to speak with prospective faculty advisors prior to the application deadline date. Prior to registration, students in the non-thesis tracks must consult with the faculty advisor assigned to oversee the program into which the student has been accepted.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31110 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1037 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    31110 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1037 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 377 USD per credit during 12 months.

Alabama Resident: $482

Living costs for Pensacola

892 - 1478 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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