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Biological Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Areas of research of the Master of Science degrees in Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago include cell biology, development, ecology, evolution, genetics, molecular biology, neurobiology, and plant biology. The Interdepartmental Concentration in Neuroscience is available to qualified PhD students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Natural Products
  • Evolution
  • Plant and Animal Interactions
  • Topics in Tropical Ecology
  • Advanced Microbiology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    620

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Baccalaureate Field - No restrictions. It is recommended that prior academic work include courses in biological sciences beyond the introductory level to provide sufficient preparation for the proposed area of study. Admitted applicants may be required to remedy specific course work deficiencies by enrolling in undergraduate classes during their first year.
  • Minimum English Competency Score
  • Letters of Recommendation Three required, preferably from faculty who are familiar with the applicant’s recent work.
  • Personal Statement 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11950 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    23900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11950 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5830 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 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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