Master of Science in Biology

The University of Texas Rio Grand Valley

Brownsville, Texas, USA
Master of Science in Biology
Duration1.5-2 Years
LevelMasters Program
  • The Master of Science in Biology program provides graduate-level coursework with an emphasis on hands-on problem solving and scientific discovery.
  • Students will learn and understand how organisms maintain homeostasis, reproduce, evolve, and how they interact with each other and their environment, within the following areas Genetics, Evolution, Ecology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Organismal Biology, and Physiology.
  • Graduates of our program are rigorously prepared to be competent, confident and competitive individuals for a variety of careers in the biological sciences.
  • Graduates of this program pursue successful careers in industry, education, policy administration, public health, and matriculate to Ph.D. programs.
  • Individuals have the choice of selecting between a thesis and non-thesis option.
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & fees1360213 INR
Hostel & Meals610968 INR
Insurance223602 INR
Transportation87156 INR
Books & Supplies90818 INR
Miscellaneous Expenses205804 INR
International Student Fee10986 INR
Orientation Fees5493 INR
Residence Application Fees3662 INR
Total1238489 INR

Entry Criteria

Class 12thNo specific cutoff mentioned
Bachelors3.0 GPA
  • To be admitted to the graduate program in biology, prospective candidates must first meet all requirements for graduate admission:
    • Either (A) an undergraduate degree with a major in biology or (B) 30 hours of undergraduate
    • Courses in biological sciences or closely related disciplines, with 15 hours at the upper?level, with completion of at least 3 credit hours in 4 of the following general categories:
    • genetics
    • evolution
    • ecology
    • molecular and cell biology
    • organismal biology
    • physiology.
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 in their last 60 hours of course work.
  • Applicants with 4-year bachelor; 3-year bachelor + master or 3-year bachelor + post-grad diploma may also apply
ExamsTOEFL: 79

IELTS: 6.5

GRE: Accepted

Additional info
  • A waiver of the GRE requirement will be granted to applicants who show proof of completing a graduate degree (master’s or doctoral).
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