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Integrated Biosciences M.S.

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Contact Information
University of Minnesota, 251 Swenson Science Building, 1035 Kirby Drive, Duluth, MN 55812 (218- 726-6898; fax: 218-726-8152)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2020
  • Length of program in credits: 30
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Science
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The all-University integrated biosciences graduate program offers study toward the master of science (M.S.) degree under Plan A (coursework and original thesis). The program has two areas of emphasis: cell, molecular, and physiological (CMP) biology; and ecology, organismal, and population (EOP) biology.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
A bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college/university in the biological or physical sciences or a related field. Background in a variety of subdisciplines is appropriate preparation.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Recommended undergraduate courses for applicants pursuing the M.S. degree include one year each of chemistry, biology, and physics. One semester of calculus is also recommended. Applicants are strongly encouraged to have taken other advanced courses in chemistry, biology, additional calculus, and introductory statistics.
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • GRE
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
    • Total Score: 6.5
    • Final score: 80
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan A: Plan A requires 14 major credits, 6 credits outside the major, and 10 thesis credits. The final exam is oral.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 2 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
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