12 months
29772 USD/year
29772 USD/year
15152 USD/year
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The graduate degree programs in Integrative Biology from Michigan State University are designed for students who seek a career in education and research in the biological sciences, and/or application of biological knowledge in the private and public sectors. 


The objectives of the programs are to train the next generation of scientists in integrative biology who will tackle some of the major issues of our time including the responses of biological systems to environmental variation and change. 

Learning outcomes

The Integrative Biology programs at Michigan State University provide students with a broad knowledge of the field through courses and seminars and prepare students for independent and original research in one of the various specialized subdisciplines of integrative biology. 

Faculty and staff work on a wide range of biological systems and emphasize the integration and synthesis of information from various levels of biological organization, from molecules to ecosystems. 

Areas of active research include genetics, cellular and developmental biology, systematics, paleontology, comparative morphology, physiology, behavior, and ecology and evolutionary biology.

Students may obtain specialized graduate training through interdepartmental graduate programs. Integrative Biology faculty are affiliated with interdepartmental graduate programs and research in genetics, cell and molecular biology, neuroscience, and ecology and evolutionary biology. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Organismal and Population Biology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 
  • Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory 
  • Honors Cell and Molecular Biology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Regular admission to the graduate programs in integrative biology is granted to students having a bachelor's degree, with training in the biological sciences at least equal to that required for this degree at Michigan State University; 
  • a grade–point average of 3.00 or better; and one year each of chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination General Test and approval of the department also are required. 
  • Students who do not meet the requirements for regular admission may, under certain circumstances, be admitted on a provisional basis while deficiencies are being corrected.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29772 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29772 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    29772 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29772 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15152 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15152 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for East Lansing

1000 - 1500 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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