General Biology, M.Sc. | Part time | Point Loma Nazarene University | San Diego, United States
24 months
765 USD/credit 13005 USD/year
765 USD/credit 13005 USD/year
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Point Loma Nazarene University offers California’s only part-time master’s degree in General Biology that’s specifically designed for working professionals.


Whether you intend to become an educator at the college level, improve your teaching in middle/high school, or move into research or biotech, the program is designed to allow you to continue to advance in your professional pursuits while completing your degree. 

Key Features 

  • The deep foundational knowledge you gain will serve you equally well in the laboratory, boardroom, field, or classroom. 
  • A flexible General Biology program at Point Loma Nazarene University offers online courses during the year with monthly face-to-face meetings and summer intensive sessions that allow you to keep your full-time job while earning your degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Science Education Seminar
  • History/Philosophy of Science
  • Research Design in Science Education
  • Research Proposal and Pilot Study
  • Microbiology and Immunology

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


34 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit your online application for admissions (including a $50 non-refundable application fee, which is waived for PLNU alums, current or former military and their dependents, and PLNU employees).
  • Submit official transcripts with proof of earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Submit two personal essays (200-300 words each) on the following topics. 
  • Submit two professional recommendations.
  • Test requirement: Either a Major Field Test (MFT) for biology (administered by PLNU with a $25 exam fee; contact admissions for more information), or a GRE subject test in biology.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13005 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    13005 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 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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