12 months
27113 USD/year
13533 USD/year
6308 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Biology students at Washington State University generally focus on research in the broad areas of ecology, evolution, systematics, molecular biology, and animal and plant physiology.

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All Biology  graduates at Washington State University will be able to:

  • To direct students for successful and productive careers in biological sciences, we will facilitate:
    • Achievement of the highest level of expertise in biological sciences, master knowledge of these fields and apply that knowledge to address novel and emerging problems.
    • Presentations of student research to national and international audiences through both peer-reviewed and popular publications, professional meetings and conference proceedings.
    • Participation in professional organizations.
    • Development of professional foundations through activities such as teaching, internships, fellowships, and preparation of grant applications.
  • To prepare students to be leading researchers in the fields of biological sciences by training graduate students to do the following:
    • Become independent researchers by developing expertise in their chosen area, thereby enabling original contributions that extend beyond their degree program.
    • Apply sound research methods and tools to problems in their area of study.
    • Communicate their research clearly and professionally in both written and oral forms.
    • Develop a comprehensive knowledge of previous and current research in their field of expertise and be able to demonstrate clearly such knowledge.
  • Train students to be highly effective teachers in the fields of biological sciences by:
    • Providing a teaching training course to all students in the program.
    • Encouraging students to become engaging instructors in their chosen fields using modern pedagogical techniques.
    • Teaching students to incorporate emerging scientific discoveries in lectures, thereby keeping the classroom experience cutting-edge for students.
    • Teaching students to review and revise classroom materials to enhance the learning experience for students.
  • To enhance visibility of the master’s and doctoral programs in biological sciences nationally and internationally, we aim to:
    • Attract, secure, retain and graduate high-quality students.
    • Provide ample support and resources for fellowships, research, travel to conferences.
    • Place graduates in academic and professional positions in the U.S. and internationally.
    • Attract, retain, and support research-active faculty.
    • Ensure that cutting-edge and relevant courses are offered to graduate students.

    Career Opportunities:

    Many students that complete MS degrees in Zoology go on to PhD programs at competitive universities. Others teach at community colleges or private schools. Some also work for federal and state agencies, as well as in the private sector.

  • Programme Structure


    • Our program offers college teaching training, as well as a grant writing seminar. Training opportunities also exist through numerous reading groups, a biology graduate research symposium, an ecolunch and frequent seminars.

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines

    More details

    Priority deadline:

    • Fall January 10
    • Spring September 1


    30 SCH


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

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    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Prospective international students must have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an approved institution. Usually, this is a minimum of four years of study beyond grade 12.
    • A grade point average equivalent to a U.S. grade of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better is required. 

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      27113 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 27113 USD per year during 12 months.
    • National

      13533 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 13533 USD per year during 12 months.
    • In-State

      6308 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 6308 USD per year during 12 months.

    Living costs for Pullman

    904 - 1507 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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