30 semester hours
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Bowling Green
Fall

About this program

Biology

The Master of Science in Biology provides many opportunities in teaching, research, and public service and provides excellent preparation for many other areas of basic and applied sciences. The program offers students the option of a traditional thesis and a non-thesis option that incorporates distance-learning. The non-thesis option is designed primarily for career-oriented students who are located off campus.

Admission requirements

International Admissions Requirements

  • A completed application HERE
  • Official transcripts demonstrating completion of bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university & certified English translation
  • Any additional program requirements (writing samples, resume/vita, etc.)
  • GRE/GMAT scores, if required by program
  • Adequate academic preparation in the field of specialization
  • English proficiency requirements (one of the following):
    • TOEFL, IBT – 79
    • IELTS – 6.5
    • ELS - Level 112
  • $95 non-refundable application fee
  • Financial Evidence of Support must be provided to obtain an I-20
  • Students transferring from within the US will need to fill out the Transfer-In Form

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies and Research in Biology (First semester)
  • Graduate Seminar (Typically final semester)
  • Thesis Research/Writing (6 hrs)
  • Thesis Research/Writing (6 hrs)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Semester

  • Resident :$607
  • Military Veteran/Dependent Resident :$607
  • Kentucky / Multi-state P-12 Educator :$350
  • Non-Resident (Domestic) :$917
  • Non-Resident (International) :$953

About this institute

Western Kentucky University

Founded in 1906, WKU is home to many highly-ranked and nationally-recognized academic programs such as business/management, journalism/broadcasting, engineering, computer sciences, social sciences, and public health, but it holds over 200 course programs that span the academic spectrum. More than 17,000...


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