M.Sc. On Campus


Jacksonville State University

12 months
800 USD/credit 24000 USD/year
800 USD/credit 24000 USD/year
400 USD/credit 12000 USD/year
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The Department of Biology at Jacksonville State University offers a broad interdisciplinary graduate education in the biological sciences that leads to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree.


The Biology program at Jacksonville State University is designed for those students that desire a broad-based curriculum with a diversity of course work.

Degree requirements

Students accepted to the MS with a major in Biology must decide on a track, either Non-Thesis or Thesis. Students must meet with the biology graduate program coordinator to discuss degree benchmarks and determine a track of study prior to admission into the program. 

An advisory committee will be selected to assist the student in developing a degree plan that satisfies university and departmental degree requirements. Requirements and benchmarks for Non-Thesis and Thesis tracks are available on the JSU Biology Department website and in the Biology Department office.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Seminar in Developmental Biology
  • Seminar in Organismal Biology
  • Seminar in Ecology
  • Seminar in Cell Biology
  • Seminar in Evolutionary Biology
  • Seminar in Genetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH

Thesis option - 30 credits

Non-thesis option - 36 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed JSU Graduate Application for Admission.
  • Non-refundable $35.00 application processing fee.
  • A brief (1-2 page) essay that conveys information about your motivations for attending graduate school, what you hope to achieve in your area of biological interest, and your aspirations following the receipt of a graduate degree.
  • Official transcripts(s) from all colleges/universities with degrees posted. Note: 
  • Three Graduate Reference Forms completed by individuals who can provide qualitative assessment of the applicant’s potential for success in graduate coursework. 
  • A minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.50 including a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the major.
  • No course deficiencies as determined by the Admission Requirements for the MS with a Major in Biology.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    24000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 400 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Jacksonville

850 - 1300 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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