Biology, M.Sc. | Old Dominion University | Norfolk, United States
12 months
1394 USD/credit 41820 USD/year
1394 USD/credit 41820 USD/year
571 USD/credit 17130 USD/year
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The curriculum for the Biology MSc program from Old Dominion University is developed around one's interests such as: botany, ecology, immunology, infectious diseases, marine biology, microbiology, physiology, reproductive biology, systematic biology, and zoology. In addition, there are two specially designed concentration areas in “Medical Microbiology & Immunology” and “One Health”.


What makes Biology at ODU unique?

At Biology MSc program from Old Dominion University we have the Kaplan Orchid Conservatory and excellent opportunities for research and instruction off-campus at field research sites including: Blackwater Ecological Preserve, Virginia Coast Reserve-Long Term Ecological Research Site Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences Eastern Shore Marine Laboratory DNA sequencing capabilities Confocal Microscopy Other regional agencies and facilities. The Biology MSc program is offered at Old Dominion University.

Career Opportunities

  • Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Biologists
  • Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
  • Biological Scientists, All Other

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biometry
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Comparative Animal Physiology
  • Ecology
  • Practical Computing for Biology
  • Modeling and Simulation in the Life Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in biology or a related field from an accredited college or university
  • Transcripts for all college-level courses
  • Two letters of recommendation; letters should be on official letterhead and must be signed.
  • References e-mail should be a professional e-mail address.
  • An essay describing the area of biology of interest for graduate study, professional goals and motivation for graduate study in biology.
  • Written acknowledgment from a Department of Biological Sciences faculty member agreeing to serve as the student's major advisor, if the student is accepted. The applicant does not submit anything to ODU Admissions Office about the advisor-the Faculty member will notify the Graduate Program Director of their willingness to be your advisor.
  • Application form and application fee. Submission of application materials Submit all materials to the Office of Admissions (applicants from USA schools) or the Office of International Admissions.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1394 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    41820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1394 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    17130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 571 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Norfolk

1100 - 1900 USD /month
Living costs

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