MSc in Biology

General

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Program Description


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
Last updated May 2020

About the School

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Graduate programs at Tufts University's Graduate School of Arts combine the atmosphere of a liberal arts college with the state-of-the-art technological resources of a research institution. World-class researchers, personal mentoring, collaborative laboratory facilities, and industry partnerships equip Tufts students with the skills to excel in their chosen specialties and pursue their careers with passion and commitment. Read less