Biology, M.A. | The City University of New York | New York City, United States
12 months
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
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The Biology Department at The City University of New York offers programs of courses and research leading to the Master of Arts degree at Queens College. 


Biology students at The City University of New York are encouraged to participate in the extensive research programs of the biology faculty. Their research activities have recently been funded by various agencies, including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and a number of private foundations, including the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association. Participation in research is one of the best ways for students to learn biology first-hand, and to appreciate how scientific methodology is used to answer important biological questions.

Learning outcomes

The department has excellent research facilities for cell and molecular biology, as well as well-equipped research laboratories and core facilities. Opportunities are enhanced by affiliation with other city institutions and cooperative efforts with other divisions of the City University and the American Museum of Natural History. The Biology Department at Queens College also offers programs of courses and research leading to the PhD at the CUNY Graduate Center in the subprograms of cellular, molecular, and developmental biology; evolution, ecology, and behavior; physiology and neurosciences; and plant sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Lower Plants
  • Morphology and Evolution of Plants
  • Field Botany
  • General Ecology
  • Biology and Society
  • Genetics

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students are expected to have a minimum of 20 credits in biology beyond the introductory level. Undergraduate courses in physics, chemistry, and mathematics are required. A course in statistics is highly recommended.

  • GRE is not required, but can be submitted in support of your application​.
  • The credentials of each applicant will be examined by the departmental admissions committee. This committee may request an interview with a candidate for admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.


  • Full-time - $5,545/semester
  • Part-time - $470/credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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