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Biological Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, NY,
The Master of Science in Biological Sciences is a research intensive program designed to address one of the most important topics of our times. The program's goal is to train students for scientific careers focused on biomedicine, including understanding the aging process, as well as detecting, preventing, and treating age- and metabolic-related conditions. 


Dominican University of California is a private liberal arts university located in San Rafael, California. Founded in 1890, the mission of the university is to prepare and educate students to incorporate Dominican’s four ideals of study, community, service, and reflection to become ethical leaders and responsible global citizens.

 The Master’s of Science in Biological Sciences program is a one of a kind research-intensive program that has partnerships with both BioMarin and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging.

Students in this program will be trained as scientists in interdisciplinary research encompassing genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell and developmental biology, neurobiology, environmental sciences and disciplines of biotechnology including genomics, proteomics, proteins interaction networks and bio-informatics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Research Methodology
  • Advanced Molecular Biotechnology
  • Advanced Biochemistry
  • Graduate Special Topics: Biological Sciences

            Detailed Programme Facts

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

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            General Requirements

            • International Transcripts: Degrees or academic coursework completed outside the United States must be verified and evaluated for academic degree equivalence. It must also include a course-by-course evaluation with grade point average (GPA). 
            • All F-1 (student visa) international students are required by the U.S. government to submit a Certification of Finance (COF) to their university. 
            • Affidavit of Financial Support for international students.
            • Photocopy of the passport photo page.

                                                        Tuition Fee

                                                        • International

                                                          550 USD/credit
                                                          Tuition Fee
                                                          Based on the original amount of 550 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                                                        • National

                                                          550 USD/credit
                                                          Tuition Fee
                                                          Based on the original amount of 550 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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                                                        Living costs for New York City

                                                        • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
                                                          Living Costs

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