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Natural Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, NY,
Students entering the M.S. program choose a major concentration in one of three areas: environmental sciences, biology and chemistry. Within those concentrations, they can work with current faculty who are conducting research in a variety of areas. Current program strengths are in ecology/field biology and biochemistry.

About

The program is supported by three departments (earth and environmental sciences, biology and chemistry) and administered by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Students have a three-member faculty committee to guide their program with a primary faculty advisor from that committee.

Programme Structure

  • Research Methods
  • Plant Diversity and Evolution
  • Biochemistry I 
  • Environmental Law and Policy 
  • Recent advances in 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:

    75

    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 ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    539

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    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.

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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).

  • Application form
  • Application fee of $75
  • Current resumé
  • Statement of purpose
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation - see program specific forms provided
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (except for SUNY Plattsburgh - we will get those for you)
  • Successful completion of a bachelor's degree program before matriculation into a graduate degree program

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    22210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22210 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    10870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10870 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Plattsburgh

  • 924 - 2020 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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