12 months
2658 USD/year
2658 USD/year
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Advance your career in the biological sciences, education, or health fields with a Master of Science in Biology from West Chester University. Our program provides students with advanced knowledge of biological content and application of biological research methods and techniques. 


The Biology program from the West Chester University focuses on content in cellular, ecological, genetic, microbial, molecular, organismal, and other areas of biology. Labs feature state-of-the-art microscopy and cell and molecular biology instrumentation and equipment, an herbarium, a research greenhouse, and aquatic and terrestrial animal facilities. 


  • Largest MS in Biology program at a public university in southeastern Pennsylvania
  • Located within 50 miles of one of the largest concentrations of pharmaceutical companies in the country, many of whom employ both candidates and graduates
  • Modern microbiology and molecular labs including a microscopy lab
  • Animal facilities, a greenhouse, and an herbarium provide unique learning and research opportunities
  • Faculty with expertise in physiological and population ecology

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Graduate Seminar in Biology
  • Topics and Research Methods in Cellular, Microbial, and Molecular Biology
  • Experimental Design and Analysis
  • Topics and Research Methods in Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology
  • Directed Research in Biology
  • Experimental Design and Analysis

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

  • Completed application form submitted online.
  • Transcript from the college/university where you earned your bachelor's degree. You will be notified if you need to submit transcripts from other colleges/universities you attended but did not earn a degree. If applying to a doctoral program you will need to submit the transcript from the college/university where you earned your master's degree.
  • Two letters of recommendation for degree and certificate programs. 
  • A written statement of your professional goals. The quality of your statement is of critical importance to the success of your application for admission. Several programs have specific requirements for the essay.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2658 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    2658 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for West Chester

1000 - 1500 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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