Master of Science in Biology

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Priority deadline:

  • Fall January 10
  • Spring September 15


  • Pullman
  • Tri-Cities

International Student English Proficiency Exams

International students may need to surpass the Graduate School’s minimum English language proficiency exam scores for this program. If the graduate program has unique score requirements, they will be detailed below. Otherwise, please refer to the Graduate School’s minimum score guidelines.

  • 550 TOEFL Minimum score
  • 80 TOEFLI Minimum scores
  • 7 IELTS Minimum score

Degree Description:

Our biology students generally focus on research in the broad areas of ecology, evolution, systematics, molecular biology, and animal and plant physiology.

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Student Opportunities:

Our program offers college teaching training, as well as a grant writing seminar. Training opportunities also exist through numerous reading groups, a biology graduate research symposium, an ecolunch and frequent seminars.

Career Opportunities:

Many students that complete MS degrees in Biology go on to PhD programs at competitive universities. Others teach at community colleges or private schools. Some also work for federal and state agencies, as well as in the private sector.

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