The primary goal of the M.S. in Biology is to develop the student's ability to think creatively and critically about a range of biological subject matter and to become familiar with current research in biology. This is done principally through graduate courses, seminars, and research experience with a faculty member.

Our program offers two options for the M.S. degree:

  • Open Choice M.S.
  • Thesis M.S.

Open Choice M.S. - This program is designed for students wishing to upgrade their expertise in the biology professions, explore or expand their interest in research, or broaden their base for making future career choices in the biological sciences.

Thesis M.S. - This program is designed for students who wish to gain in-depth research experience.

Application Requirements

  • Application fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal statement
  • Official GRE required
    • GRE Subject Test in biology, biochemistry*, or chemistry strongly recommended

* The biology department is aware that the Biochemistry Subject Test was discontinued in December 2016. Scores may still be reported for five years after the testing date.

  • GRE scores are not required for current Tufts undergraduates applying for Open Choice M.S
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
Program taught in:
English

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Last updated June 3, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
Aug 2020
Duration
2 years
Full-time
Price
52,724 USD
per year.
Deadline
Oct 15, 2019
for Open Choice M.S. only.
Dec 1, 2019
December 1: M.S. Thesis. February 15: Open Choice M.S.
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Start Date
Jan 2020
End Date
Dec 2021
Application deadline
Oct 15, 2019
for Open Choice M.S. only.
Start Date
Aug 2020
End Date
Apr 2022
Application deadline
Dec 1, 2019
December 1: M.S. Thesis. February 15: Open Choice M.S.

Jan 2020

Location
Application deadline
Oct 15, 2019
for Open Choice M.S. only.
End Date
Dec 2021

Aug 2020

Location
Application deadline
Dec 1, 2019
December 1: M.S. Thesis. February 15: Open Choice M.S.
End Date
Apr 2022