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MS in Biology

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi - ISC, United States Ranked #18 in North America


Next enrollment cycle

June 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 11,759

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  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
The Master of Science in Biology is designed for graduate students who wish to become knowledgeable leaders and professionals with an in-depth education and specialized skills in the field of biology.
This program promotes competency in the application of scientific methods of investigation to studies in biology with an emphasis on urban and coastal issues. Students develop a sense of creative independence that will allow them to practice in and contribute to a variety of professions and fields of scholarship.

Enrollment Cycles

  • June 2023
  • August 2023

Entry requirements

Pre-Master’s Program (2 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
  • IELTS 5.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 50
  • Pearson Versant 48-54
  • Duolingo 85
  • Gao Kao English Not accepted
  • GPA: 2.50 Pre-Master’s Program
  • Up to 3 credits toward degree

Pre-Master’s Program (1 semester)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 70 overall
  • IELTS 6.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 55
  • Pearson Versant 55-63
  • Duolingo 95
  • Gao Kao English Not accepted
  • GPA: 2.50 for Pre-Master’s Program
  • Up to 3 credits toward degree

Direct Admission

  • TOEFL (iBT) 79 overall
  • IELTS 6.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) Not Accepted
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo 110
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 3.0 for Direct Admission

*Semester= 4Months
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Core Courses (4 semester hours)

The following courses are required by all students.

BIOL 5102 - Graduate Defense Seminar 1 sem. hrs.
MATH 6315 - Statistical Methods in Research I 3 sem. hrs.
A. Professional (Non-Thesis) Plan (36 semester hours)
B. Thesis Plan (36 semester hours)

Additional Information
Thesis students may change to the Professional (Non-Thesis) Plan at any time with the approval of the Graduate Advisory Committee.

The thesis and professional paper must follow format requirements as established in the College of Graduate Studies Master’s Student Handbook and the Department of Life Sciences Graduate Handbook, and must be approved and signed by the members of the student’s Graduate Advisory Committee.

Postgraduate Program Pre-Master’s Program (2 semesters) $12252 

Pre-Master’s Program (1 semester) $6126 

Direct Admission (2 semesters/9 credits each) Business: $11,759 Engineering/Computer Science: $12,126 

Estimated Room & Board $15,029 - $20,004

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