Biology (Non-thesis Option)

Texas State University

M.Sc. On Campus
18 months
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Graduate study in Biology (Non-thesis Option) at Texas State University integrates classroom and field or laboratory experience to help meet the current and future scientific needs of society.  


Key facts:

The Biology department at Texas State University offers students opportunities to study in the field or in modern facilities with up-to-date instrumentation and resources, including a DNA-sequencing unit, an integrated microscopy facility, high-speed digital networks and computing centers, a GIS lab, greenhouses, wet labs and extensive plant, animal and paleobotanical collections.

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree with a major in Biology (Non-thesis Option) requires 45 semester credit hours.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Professional Development
  • Seminar in Biology
  • Collaborative Research
  • Medical Microbiology Laboratory
  • Microbial Biotechnology Laboratory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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.

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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • completed online application
  • $55 nonrefundable application fee or
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials
  • baccalaureate degree in biology or a related field from a regionally accredited university
  • official transcripts from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • official GRE (general test only) with competitive scores in the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections
  • resume/CV
  • statement of purpose 
  • three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee


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