12 months
25294 USD/year
25294 USD/year
9248 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Biological Sciences program from Mississippi State University typically requires two years of course work, a research thesis, and an oral comprehensive examination and defense of the thesis.


Key Features

Traditional areas of strength in the department include basic and applied microbiology, cellular and molecular biology, comparative and environmental physiology, taxonomy, ecology, and evolution. 

The Biological Sciences programme is offered by Mississippi State University.

Research by the Graduate Faculty focuses on mechanisms of organism function in terms of cell properties and structural components, variation in the structure and function of organisms and other complex biological systems, and the integration of biological scales and processes. Graduate training emphasizes preparation for careers in teaching and research in both academic and nonacademic positions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Principles of Evolutionary Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Developmental and Reproductive Biology
  • Evolution
  • Cellular Physiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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You should be aware that priority for assigning assistantships will be given to students who apply no later than July 1st for the Fall semester and no later than November 1st for the Spring semester.


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30 SCH


On Campus

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 system for all undergraduate work and a GPA of 3.00 for all coursework in the biological sciences
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic performance
  • Submission of scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test
  • A statement of professional interests and goals from the applicant

Tuition Fee

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    25294 USD/year
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  • National

    25294 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25294 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9248 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9248 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Starkville

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

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


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