University of North Dakota

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
22120 USD/year
16590 USD/year
11060 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Conduct cutting-edge research in the biological sciences and prepare for a dynamic career in academics, government, industry and beyond, with a degree in Biology from University of North Dakota.


The M.S. in Biology combines broad expertise in the biological sciences with a strong focus on critical sub-disciplines including ecology, wildlife biology, disease biology, genetics and genomics, and developmental biology. You’ll conduct research at a high level, master the technical skills you need and prepare for a rewarding career.

Why Earn a Master's Degree in Biology at University of North Dakota?

Solid expertise in the science of living things prepares you to tackle pressing global challenges in a changing world. With a master's degree in biology from UND, you'll have skills, knowledge and research experience that set you apart as a scholar, a researcher and a leader.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Botany
  • Cell Biology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Entomology
  • Fisheries Biology and Management
  • Forensic Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (recommended)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Must meet current minimum general requirements as published by the School of Graduate Studies.
  • Must provide GRE General test scores. Strength of scores will be considered regarding admission and awarding of departmental support.
  • Minimum GPA of at least 2.75 for all undergraduate work or 3.0 for the junior - senior credits.
  • Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22120 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    16590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16590 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    11060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11060 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • Minnesota residents: 14,046 USD per year


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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