M.Sc. On Campus

Biological Science (Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation)

California State University Sacramento

12 months
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The graduate programs in Biological Science (Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation) at the California State University Sacramento lead to either a Master of Arts (MA) or a Master of Science (MS) degree and provides an opportunity for students to receive advanced training and to pursue independent investigations in particular fields of biology.


The Biological Science (Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation) degree offered by the  California State University Sacramento allows students to upgrade their qualifications for educational advancement to doctoral programs or for professional advancement in teaching, laboratory work, or fieldwork. 


  • The MA degree requires the completion of a project which is a Grant Proposal, unless the student is in the Stem Cell Concentration which requires an Internship Project Report. 
  • The MS degree requires completion of a thesis which has concentrations in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation and in Molecular and Cellular Biology so as to provide advanced training and research experience in these fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Genetics: From Mendel to Molecules
  • Biology-Related Work Experience
  • Biological Internship
  • Laboratory Teaching Assistant
  • Laboratory Techniques
  • Co-curricular Activities in Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • a baccalaureate degree;
  • completion of a major in biological sciences or closely related field; or completion of 24 units of upper division biological sciences courses or courses in closely related fields, each of which must be passed with a "C-" or better;
  • a minimum GPA of 2.75 in all biology courses and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper division biology courses;
  • a faculty member who has agreed to serve as their graduate advisor (Note: For your application to be considered for admission, you mustcorrespond with a faculty member in the department with whom you would like to work prior to the application deadline. We suggest you dothis well in advance of the application deadline. You will be asked to enter the name(s) of the faculty member(s) with whom you have been incorrespondence on the Department Application.
  • two letters of recommendation from persons qualified to judge the applicant's potential for successful graduate study; and
  • a statement of purpose.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Sacramento

1190 - 1765 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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