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Program at a Glance

College of Sciences
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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The Master of Science in Biology program offers a broad range of research opportunities ranging from the sub-cellular to entire ecosystems. Our program offers broad-based training in a variety of disciplines including Conservation Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Physiology, Genetics, and Cell and Developmental Biology.

The Master of Science in Biology program offers a thesis option only (the non-thesis MS option is not currently accepting applications). The thesis option requires a minimum of 30 credit hours, 15 of which must be at the 6000 level. Given the thesis requirement, students who wish to pursue this degree must receive a commitment from a faculty adviser for admission into the program. The thesis option curriculum contains a minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework excluding thesis hours (note: Independent Study and Directed Research may account for a maximum of 6 of the 24 coursework credits).

Total Credit Hours Required: 30 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Application Deadlines

December 1
December 1

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
  • Agricultural Research Director
  • Bacteriology Technician
  • Biochemistry Technician
  • Biology Laboratory Assistant
  • Embryology Professor
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • High School Biology Teacher
  • Microbiology Professor
  • Microbiology Technician

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