University of Texas Arlington

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
23122 USD/year
23122 USD/year
10514 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Biology at University of Texas Arlington is designed to provide graduate education that will prepare students for vocations in industry, government, and teaching, and to pursue further graduate education leading to the doctorate.


Students in this Master of Science in Biology at University of Texas Arlington will attain substantially greater quantitative skills than in traditional doctoral programs in the biological sciences, providing them with a competitive advantage in business, industry, government, and academia.

Supporting work outside the student's major area may be taken in botany, chemistry, earth & environmental sciences, mathematics, microbiology, physics, and zoology. Approved courses in city and regional planning, civil engineering, environmental science and engineering, philosophy, psychology, and sociology may also be taken in support of the student's program. Subject to written approval by the Graduate Advisor and within the limitations stated in the General Graduate School Regulations, a student may take up to nine hours of coursework from among courses listed under Biology at the 3000 or 4000 levels.


Our cross-disciplinary approach provides opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students to examine a variety of societal challenges in health and the human condition, sustainable communities, and global change.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Nutrition
  • Evolution and Ecology
  • Research Stream Laboratory
  • Cell and Molecular Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology or a Bachelor's degree in some other discipline with at least 12 hours of advanced level coursework (junior or senior level courses) in Biology.
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the Graduate School. Applicants overall GPA in the Sciences and within Biology are also considered.
  • A satisfactory score on the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Exam. Successful students tend to have a minimum combined total score of 1000 (old GRE scale), or 296 (new GRE scale) on the Verbal and Quantitative sections, with strong performance on the Quantitative section of the GRE exam.
  • Favorable letters of recommendation from at least three individuals able to assess the applicant's potential for success in graduate school.
  • Evidence of previous research experience may also be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23122 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23122 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    23122 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23122 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10514 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10514 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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