12 months
23411 USD/year
23411 USD/year
6869 USD/year
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The Master of Science degree in Biological Sciences within the School of Life Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, consists of four sectional research concentrations that reflect the scope of modern biology:  Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB), Integrative Physiology (IP), Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB), and Microbiology (MB).  

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The Biological Sciences degree offered by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas , is research centered and requires the defense of a thesis that describes a novel research project that can serve as the basis for the publication of at least one paper in a peer-reviewed journal. The M.S. degree in Biological Sciences prepares students for careers in education, government, and industry as well as preparing them for more advanced degrees in the life sciences. Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours from a list of core and approved courses within their section.

Learning Objectives 

All students graduating with a Masters of Science in Biological Sciences should be able to:

  • Master a critical set of key concepts specific for each sectional concentration.
  • Become familiar with key methodologies specific for each sectional concentration.
  • Comprehend and critically evaluate the current published scientific literature.
  • Engage in scientific research in which the individual can formulate hypotheses, generate high quality data, and evaluate that data for reasonable scientific conclusions.
  • Communicate scientific results effectively in oral presentations to general and specialized audiences.
  • Communicate scientific results effectively in written reports suitable for publication.
  • Instruct and engage students and members of the community at all levels to appreciate the importance of biology in their lives

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Cellular and Molecular Biology Track
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Track
  • Integrative Physiology Track
  • Microbiology Track 
  • Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications for fall admission that are completed by the posted deadline will be given priority for state-funded graduate assistantships. Admission is based on a combination of criteria that may differ from one year to another, however, most successful applicants have a minimum of a 3.0 undergraduate grade point average (junior and senior years). Decisions for fall applicants will be made by April 1 if not sooner.

Tuition Fee

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    23411 USD/year
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  • National

    23411 USD/year
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  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6869 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 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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