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Biology

Western Illinois University

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
13830 USD/year
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About

A Master of Science in Biology at Western Illinois University allows our graduates to pursue careers in health care, biotechnology, conservation, government agencies, education, and a wide range of other fields.

Overview

Biology at Western Illinois University is one of the most basic fields of science with direct application to humans. Our continued existence on the planet Earth will depend on how we resolve biological problems. 

Learning outcomes

Biology ranges in scale from biochemical processes inside individual cells to complex multicellular organisms to populations of organisms to ecosystems to the entire planet. 

Why Choose Biology at WIU?Small classes, high teacher:student ratio, lots of hands on learning (laboratories, etc.), wide range of subjects (botany, microbiology, zoology), excellent research opportunities.Our Faculty24 faculty members, specialties in botany, microbiology, and zoology.

Programme Structure

  • The Master of Science in Biology can be earned by satisfying either the requirements of the Thesis Plan, Project Plan, or Coursework Plan. 
  • The Thesis Plan is designed for students who are interested in research and/or wish to continue their education beyond the Master's Degree. 
  • The Project Plan is designed for students who want to focus on hands-on experiences, an internship or coursework, where a non-thesis project or portfolio is preferred. 
  • The Coursework Plan is available for students who want additional advanced training in the biological sciences and do not have research-oriented career goals. Additional information concerning policies and procedures can be found in the Biology Graduate Handbook, available from the department.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • National students - rolling admission

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

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.
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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.
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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).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for admission to the School of Graduate Studies must hold a bachelor's degree from an institution that is accredited by the appropriate U.S. Department of Education regional institutional accrediting agency. 
  • Applicants usually apply for admission to a degree program simultaneously with admission to the School of Graduate Studies. 
  • If the applicant meets the minimum admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies, a copy of the application materials is forwarded to the program of interest for consideration.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13830 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    13830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13830 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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