M.Sc. On Campus


Western Kentucky University

12 months
953 USD/credit
917 USD/credit
607 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Biology at Western Kentucky University provides  many opportunities in teaching, research, and public service and provides excellent preparation for many other areas of basic and applied sciences.


The program offers students the option of a traditional thesis and a non-thesis option that incorporates distance-learning.  The non-thesis option is designed primarily for career-oriented students who are located off campus.

Joint Undergraduate Master's Program (JUMP)

This Biology degree offers a Joint Undergraduate Master's Program (JUMP) at Western Kentucky University which provides academically outstanding students the opportunity to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree in approximately five years.  Contact the graduate program coordinator for additional information.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry 
  • Lab Biochemistry 
  • Biochemistry 
  • Analytical Biochemistry
  • Advanced Biochemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
150 (verbal)
150 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or equivalent including supporting courses in science and mathematics
  • Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • GRE general score (quantitative + verbal) ≥ 300 if taken on or after August 1, 2011 or ≥ 1050 if taken prior to August 1, 2011, and analytical writing score of ≥ 3.5. If the GRE has not been taken previously, exam scores from the MCAT (≥ 24) or DAT (≥ 16) may be substituted.
  • A biology graduate faculty member must be willing to serve as advisor before a student is admitted to the program.
  • Three letters of reference
  • Statement of purpose, in which the applicant must specify the program to which they are applying, indicate their academic and career interests, and summarize relevant experiences.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 953 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    917 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 917 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    607 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 607 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Bowling Green

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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