M.Sc. On Campus

Biological Sciences - General Option

University of Massachusetts Lowell

12 months
29841 USD/year
26990 USD/year
15210 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The objective of this Biological Sciences - General Option program at University of Massachusetts Lowell is to foster critical thinking and to develop skills needed for independent laboratory study. This is accomplished, in part, by offering advanced lecture, seminar, and laboratory courses.


The Department of Biological Sciences offers two options for master's degrees:

  • The Master of Science in Biological Sciences General Option offers flexibility so students can create a program that fits their educational and employment goals. 
  • The Master of Science in Biological Sciences - Biotechnology Option focuses on training essential to employment in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. 
The Master of Science in Biological Sciences, and the Master of Science in Biological Sciences - General Option at University of Massachusetts Lowell

 provide the advanced study and training necessary to conduct independent research at a professional level and to be successful in today's competitive academic and industrial research markets. 

Students in the program will be encouraged to explore quantitative approaches to the solution of problems in the basic and applied biological sciences. Depending on their career goals, students may choose either research or course work options within the Department, or from the interdisciplinary Biotechnology option. All candidates for the master's degree are expected to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and skills to pursue independent and creative research activities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Recombinant Protein Production
  • Genomics Laboratory 
  • Molecular Biology Lab
  • Cell Culture
  •  Immunology Laboratory 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Online Application form with signature.
  • Felony Disclosure Form
  • Certified copies of university academic transcripts and final degree certificate.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (IELTS or TOEFL score ONLY).
  • Three signed letters of reference – academic or professional.
  • CV/resume.
  • Statement of purpose (student’s full name clearly stated on each page).
  • Original Bank Statement/Financial Documents (no older than 6 months), if the bank statements are not in student’s name, please provide a letter of support

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29841 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29841 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    26990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26990 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15210 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lowell

1130 - 2341 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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