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Biological Sciences M.S.

Pursue an Advanced Degree in Biological Sciences

A Master of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Houston-Clear Lake will deliver the rigorous, practical coursework requires for you to meet the increasing demands of today’s market. You’ll earn a degree rooted in the multidisciplinary skills of research and technology will assist your pursuit of a leading role in the sciences or for further academic study.

Become a Leader in Industry, Education or Technology

Your studies in the UHCL College of Science and Engineering will open new opportunities for you if you would like to advance your current career or prepare for a new one in research, education, biotechnology or pharmacology. This degree offers an excellent competitive advantage if you’re considering further study in medical, dental or veterinary school.

In this degree, you can choose from the following specializations:

  • Pre-health
  • Cell/molecular biology
  • Ecology/Microbiology/Aquatic and Marine Biology
  • Plant Biology

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Admission Requirements

Explore what the future holds for you by attending University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Science and Engineering. Find out now what it takes to be admitted.

  • Biological Science M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application

    Apply online through the UHCL Graduate Application Portal.

  • Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA
    • GRE total scores should be at least 290 (140 Verbal + 150 Quantitative). GRE is waived if GPA is 3.0 or better with BS degree
    • Foundation Courses (C or better): Calculus I, Organic Chemistry 1 & II with labs, Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry I, Physiology (plant or human or animal), Statistics, and at least 2 of the following: Microbiology for Science Majors, Ecology, Cellular Physiology, Molecular Biology.
    • Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in Biology or closely related field


Degree Requirements

Get ready to calculate the course load for your education at University of Houston-Clear Lake! Learn more about the courses required to succeed here in the College of Science and Engineering.

Biological Sciences, M.S.


Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Returning UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Returning UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Returning UHCL Students - May 25

Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information, go to How to Apply as a Graduate Student. The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester.

Applying After the Priority Deadline

New, non-degree seeking, and returning UHCL students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply.

Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines.


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Deadline - May 1

  • Spring

    Deadline - October 1

  • Summer*

    Deadline - April 1

For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

About UHCL


Biological Sciences M.S. Faculty

Scott Buckel

Scott Buckel

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3793
Email: Buckel@UHCL.edu
Office: B3531

Scott Buckel Faculty Bio

Luke Choate

Luke Choate

Lecturer of Biological Sciences,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3748
Email: choatel@uhcl.edu
Office: B3525

Luke Choate Faculty Bio

Leo Giblin
Leonard Giblin

Leonard "Leo" Giblin

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3740
Email: giblinl@uhcl.edu
Office: B3531

Leonard "Leo" Giblin Faculty Bio

Stephen Gruber
Stephen Michael Gruber

Stephen Michael Gruber

Lecturer of Biology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3779
Email: gruber@uhcl.edu
Office: B3531

Stephen Michael Gruber Faculty Bio

Michael LaMontagne
LaMontagne

Michael LaMontagne

Assistant Professor of Microbiology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3754
Email: LaMontagne@UHCL.edu
Office: B3121-4

Michael LaMontagne Faculty Bio

Richard L. Puzdrowski Jr.
Richard Puzdrowski

Richard L. Puzdrowski Jr.

Associate Professor of Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Science; Cooperative Degree Program Advisor; and Department Chair of Biology and Biotechnology ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3750
Email: puzdrowski@uhcl.edu
Office: B3525- 4

Richard L. Puzdrowski Jr. Faculty Bio

Larry Rohde
Larry Rohde

Larry Rohde

Associate Professor of Biology and Biotechnology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3743
Email: rohde@uhcl.edu
Office: B3525-6

Larry Rohde Faculty Bio

Brian Stephens
Brian Stephens

Brian Stephens

Associate Professor of Biotechnology and Biology, and Program Chair of Biology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3798
Email: Stephensb@UHCL.edu
Office: B3525

Brian Stephens Faculty Bio

Patricia Trubl
Patricia Trubl

Patricia Trubl

Lecturer of Biology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3762
Email: Trubl@UHCL.edu
Office: B3321

Patricia Trubl Faculty Bio