12 months
32616 USD/year
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Biology from American University Washington DC is a research-intensive program preparing you for a variety of careers in the life sciences or further graduate study.


Biology from American University Washington DC uses a variety of models to study the molecular, cellular, physiological, genetic, and biochemical mechanisms that drive fundamental cellular processes and underlie disease. 


Recent employers of our graduates include:

  • Emergent Biosolutions
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University
  • Lancaster General Health
  • National Aquarium
  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
  • TB Alliance

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mechanisms of Pathogenesis 
  • Neurobiology 
  • Cellular Immunology 
  • Developmental Biology 
  • Endocrinology 
  • Bioinformatics 
  • Principles of Genomics 
  • Biotechnology 
  • Biochemistry 
  • Communicating Science to the Public

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadlines are the ones for priority admission.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Statement of purpose
  • Transcripts
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores (Optional)
  • Resume

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32616 USD per year during 12 months.

Tuition for National students: $1,812 Per credit hour

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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