12 months
785 USD/credit 25120 USD/year
785 USD/credit 25120 USD/year
327 USD/credit 10464 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Biological Sciences at Eastern Illinois University offers students the opportunity to pursue advanced training in many of the major disciplines of the biological sciences.


Students on this Biological Sciences program from Eastern Illinois University, specialize in one or more areas of the biological sciences including conservation biology, ecology, ornithology, gene expression and development, bioenergy, plant anatomy, fisheries biology, bacteriology, wildlife biology, behavioral ecology, toxicology, parasitology, phylogenetics, evolution, morphology, community ecology, adaptations, mitochondrial physiology, neuroscience, Alzheimer's disease and neurodegenerative diseases, ecological genetics, algal ecology, behavioral ecology and genetic engineering.

In addition to well-equipped laboratory facilities, computer facilities, a scanning electron microscope facility, biotechnology center, G.I.S. laboratory, extensive herbarium collections, and a multi-room greenhouse for teaching and research, a number of outdoor facilities, including state parks, nature preserves, local streams, rivers, reservoirs, and watersheds are available for field studies.

Key Features:

  • Students work closely with faculty advisors to conduct research in any of several areas of biological sciences. Graduate faculty research interests and expertise span the gambit, allowing students to design a research project in any subdiscipline from organismal and field biology to physiological, cellular and molecular biology.
  • All courses for students majoring in the biological sciences are taught by research active faculty. You'll be able to meet and work with professional faculty early in your educational career. With small class size and a myriad of practical and field based experiences, you will leave Eastern Illinois University well prepared and well prepared in your field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistical Analysis of Scientific Data
  • Advanced Molecular Cell Biology
  • Plant Ecology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Comparative Vertebrate Physiology

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH
  • 30 - thesis option



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • • A copy of your official transcripts
  • • A complete online application
  • • A $30 application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 785 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 785 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 327 USD per credit during 12 months.

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