12 months
21524 USD/year
21524 USD/year
11856 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S. program in Biology at Kansas State University requires 30 hours past the bachelor’s degree. 22 hours of classes must be taken; at least 18 hours should be at the 700 level and above, including the thesis research credit. Courses at the 600-level may be included. 


The Biology program from Kansas State University provides exceptional undergraduates with the opportunity to obtain both a bachelor of science and a master of science in 5 years, a shorter time than typically required to earn a B.S. plus M.S. if these degrees are pursued separately. 

The curriculum includes both course work and research experience. 

Degree requirements for the M.S. are similar to those for the more typical M.S. degree described above, with the exception that up to 9 credit hours can be used toward both the B.S. and the M.S. degrees.

Admission requirements do not include submission of a score for the GRE, but do require that the applicant has substantial undergraduate research experience and support from a faculty member in the Division of Biology. 

Programme Structure

  • Completion of the program will provide students with an advantage both in pursuing work in the private sector and in pursuing a further advanced degree.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • An applicant to the Graduate School at Kansas State University must have a bachelor's degree substantially the same as the ones granted by Kansas State University. That is, it must represent a broad range of courses in the basic academic disciplines. Applicants whose degrees do not meet these standards may be denied admission to graduate degree programs at Kansas State University.
  • Admission is denied to applicants holding bachelor's degrees with a significant amount of credit for work that was not supervised by a faculty member of an accredited college or university or evaluated in units that identify the academic content. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21524 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21524 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11856 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

900 - 1400 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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