M.Sc. On Campus

Biological Sciences

The University of Alabama

24 months
30250 USD/year
30250 USD/year
10780 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The mission of the graduate program in the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama is to foster the development of the next generation of scientists by providing a strong technical background, a sound grasp of current scientific problems, and the analytical skills needed to address such problems. 


Key Features

We want to instill a motivation for continued learning, which will allow the student to define and solve new kinds of research problems during a professional career. Upon graduating, our students will move on to positions in academia, industry, and government. We welcome the input of our students on our graduate program, which will assist us in developing our program to remain at the cutting edge of science.

The Biological Sciences program at The University of Alabama is designed to provide broad training in the biological sciences, with specialization in the fields of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) or Ecology, Evolution and Systematics (EES). Research foci within MCB include disease model systems; evolutionary and developmental genetics; microbiology and immunology; genomics; and protein biochemistry. Research foci within EES include population, community, and ecosystem ecology; microbial ecology; evolutionary biology; conservation genetics; marine biology; animal behavior and physiology; and systematics, with a special emphasis on aquatic systems.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Microbiology
  • Dendrology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Rolling admission.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An online application form
  • Application fee payment
  • Statement of purpose
  • Unofficial admission scores (GRE, GMAT, MAT or MCAT; if required by the department)
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Language scores (non-native English speakers)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15125 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    30250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15125 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5390 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Tuscaloosa

850 - 1300 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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