Biological Sciences, M.Sc. | Michigan Technological University | Houghton, United States
12 months
23332 USD/year
23332 USD/year
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The Biological Sciences program at Michigan Technological University frequently draws upon additional expertise in the areas of forestry, chemistry, mathematical sciences, mechanical engineering, and civil, environmental, and geospatial engineering—making for a stimulating, interdisciplinary, and intellectual atmosphere for career development.


Degrees Offered

Students opting for the MS degree can expect to spend two years meeting their requirements. Throughout the Biological Sciences program at Michigan Technological University, students will hone their research skills, write a thesis, and complete additional course work.

Program Strengths and Areas of Research Excellence

The Department of Biological Sciences has a number of areas of research excellence including health, ecology and environmental sciences, and biochemistry and molecular biology.

Additional Opportunities

Faculty, scientists, and graduate students of various departments and research institutes maintain close working ties for interdisciplinary study and research. Some opportunities include work with:

  • several campus research groups, which study environmental microbiology for bioremediation and other applications;
  • the Aquatic Ecology Research Group, which includes the Fish Ecology Group and the Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Science Institute;
  • the Lake Superior Ecosystems Research Center (LaSER), which studies basic ecosystem processes within the aquatic and terrestrial portions of the Lake Superior watershed;
  • the Phototechnology Research Center, which focuses on biotechnology, physiology, pathology, and biochemistry of plants, using traditional approaches—as well as the latest advances in genetic engineering and molecular microanalysis;
  • the Environmental Engineering Center, which studies groundwater, soil and sediment systems, air emissions, pollution control, and waste treatment; and
  • the Diesel Research Group studies diesel emissions, including the effects of emission-control devices and the use of alternate fuels.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Advanced Evolutionary Ecology
  • Bioimaging
  • Plant Evolutionary Ecology
  • Epigenetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Résumé / Curriculum vitae
  • Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact individual faculty members.
  • GRE not required
  • TOEFL: Recommended Minimum Score of 85 iBT
  • Michigan Tech requires a minimum of 79 overall TOEFL or 6.5 overall IELTS score.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Houghton

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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