M.Sc. On Campus


California Institute of Technology - Caltech

12 months
54570 USD/year
54570 USD/year
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The Biology program at California Institute of Technology - Caltech provides each student with the opportunity to pioneer cutting-edge research and to take advanced major and cross-disciplinary course work, providing well-rounded and integrated training in biology, along with specialized instruction in areas of particular interest.


Faculty and laboratories in BBE and affiliated programs at Caltech provide outstanding opportunities to carry out creative and innovative work in fundamental, translational, and applied research across a broad spectrum of life sciences. 

About the Program

Graduate students in Biology from California Institute of Technology - Caltech come with very diverse undergraduate preparation—majors in physics, chemistry, mathematics, or psychology, as well as in biology and its various branches. The aims of the graduate program are to provide, for each student, individual depth of experience and competence in a particular chosen major specialty; perception of the nature and logic of biology as a whole; sufficient strength in basic science to allow continued self-education after formal training has been completed and thus to keep in the forefront of changing fields; and the motivation to serve his or her field productively through a long career. 

Programme Structure


  • Principles of Biology-The great theories of biology and their influence in the modern world
  • The Great Ideas of Biology: Exploration through Experimentation
  • Current Research in Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Scientific Communication for Biological Scientists and Engineer
  •  Order of Magnitude Biology
  • Brains, Minds, and Society

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants whose first language or native language is not English are required to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores with their applications.
  • Three letters of recommendation are required
  • Official transcripts
  • Upload a CV or Resume
  • Statement of Purpose 

Tuition Fee

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    54570 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 54570 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    54570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 54570 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Pasadena

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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