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Biology, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

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

The following information is a summary and guide designed for graduate biology majors. The Graduate Bulletin includes official policies and procedures concerning such topics as admission, curriculum, and graduation.

Once admitted to the graduate program in biology, the applicant must consult with the Biology Graduate Coordinator or the Department Head. The student's application will be reviewed by the Biology Department's Graduate Coordinator (See Student Info - Advisors) and, if necessary, the Graduate Studies Committee. Deficiencies in the applicant's undergraduate program will be determined. Applicants deficient in any of the above areas will be admitted provided they meet the requirements of the College of Graduate Studies. Deficiencies should be removed by the end of the first year of graduate school.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Biology I and II 
  • Genetics 
  • Ecology 
  • Cell Biology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    69

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Application form and application fee of $35.00.
  • Minimum GPA varies depending on the program.
  • Detailed course description and/or syllabus for each courses/subjects completed in Bachelor's degree program when needed by the concerned graduate department.
  • Copy of passport.
  • Copy of financial document (financial statement and letter) stating a balance of at least $30,500.
  • GRE/GMAT/MAT as required by the program.
  • If you are a transfer from another U.S. institution, contact your International Student Advisor and submit a Transfer Clearance form.
  • Proof of English Proficiency score.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    764 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 764 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    764 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 764 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    382 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 382 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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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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