MS in Biology

Long Island University, Post-International Study Centre, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 27,108

Course Accredited By

MSCHE

  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 11% scholarship
The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences is renowned for its work in behavioral ecology, animal behavior, and marine biology. Here, you can study fish, turtles, and crustaceans in the Aquatic Research Laboratory, an advanced center that is equipped with high capacity fresh and saltwater tanks.
Our Miracle-Gro Greenhouse offers the ideal environment to study plant anatomy, ecology and photosynthesis.

The first of its kind on Long Island and only the third in New York State, our Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling and is one of just 32 genetic counseling master’s degree programs nationwide.

Our campus is located close to outstanding natural resources, where students and faculty members conduct field research. Internships are available at well-known institutions such as North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and the New York Hall of Science.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

Entry requirements
Graduate

Direct Admission

  • TOEFL (iBT) 79 or 85 (varies by program)
  • IELTS 6.0 (School of Pharmacy)
  • Pearson (PTE) 58
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo Not Accepted
  • Gao Kao English 90 (Post) 100 - 105(Brooklyn)
  • GPA: 2.0 – 2.5

English Language Institute

  • TOEFL (iBT) 56 - 78
  • IELTS 5.5 – 6 Overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 45 - 57
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo Not Accepted
  • Gao Kao English Under 90 (Post) Under 100 (Brooklyn)
  • GPA: 2.5 – 3.0

Students must choose a capstone option (NonThesis or Thesis).
Non-Thesis Option Requirements
Required Biology Seminar Course

  • BIO 500 Biology Graduate Seminar 1.00hrs  Credit
  • Students must complete at least 35 credits in Biology (at least 20 credits in Foundation Courses and the remainder in Elective Courses).

    Required Biology Foundation Courses
    At least twenty credits of the following:
  • BIO 500 Biology Graduate Seminar 1.00hrs  Credit
  • BIO 501 Population Ecology 3.00hrs Credit Credit
  • BIO 503 Modern Concepts of Evolution 3.00hrs  Credit
  • BIO 505 Sources in Biological Research 3.00hrs  Credit
  • BIO 506 Experimental Behavioral Ecology 4.00hrs  Credit
  • BIO 510 Molecular Biology 4.00hrs  Credit
  • BIO 513 Biological Chemistry 3.00hrs Credit
  • BIO 518 Ecology 4.00hrs  Credit
  • BIO 520 Cell Biology 3.00hrs  Credit
  • BIO 525 Eukaryotic Genetics 3.00hrs  Credit
  • BIO 528 Developmental Biology 3.00 -4.00hrs  Credit
  • BIO 609 Marine Ecology 3.00hrs  Credit

Elective Biology Courses
Remainder of 35 credits from all BIO courses excluding BIO 707 and 708

Thesis Option Requirements
Required Biology Seminar Course

  • BIO 500 Biology Graduate Seminar 1.00hrs  Credit
  • Students must complete at least 23 credits in Biology (at least 14 credits in Foundation Courses and the remainder in Elective Courses) and 6 credits in thesis work.

Required Biology Foundation Courses
At least fourteen credits of the following:

  • BIO 500 Biology Graduate Seminar 1.00hrs  Credit
  • BIO 501 Population Ecology 3.00hrs  Credit
  • BIO 503 Modern Concepts of Evolution 3.00hrs  Credit
  • BIO 505 Sources in Biological Research 3.00hrs  Credit
  • BIO 506 Experimental Behavioral Ecology 4.00hrs  Credit
  • BIO 510 Molecular Biology 4.00hrs  Credit
  • BIO 513 Biological Chemistry 3.00hrs  Credit
  • BIO 518 Ecology 4.00hrs  Credit
  • BIO 520 Cell Biology 3.00hrs  Credit
  • BIO 525 Eukaryotic Genetics 3.00hrs  Credit
  • BIO 528 Developmental Biology 3.00 -4.00hrs  Credit
  • BIO 609 Marine Ecology 3.00hrs  Credit

Elective Biology Courses
Remainder of 23 credits from all BIO courses excluding BIO 707 and 708

Required Thesis Courses
All of the following:

  • BIO 707 Thesis Research 3.00hrs  Credit
  • BIO 708 Preparation of Thesis 3.00hrs  Credit

Graduate 

Direct Admission (2 semesters - Varies by program) $23,382 - $27,108

 Estimated Room, Board & Fees $16,266 - $19,614

 *Pricing is subject to change

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