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
In this degree, you can choose from the following specializations:
- Cell/molecular biology
- Ecology/Microbiology/Aquatic and Marine Biology
- Plant Biology
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College of Science and Engineering. Find out now what it takes to be admitted.
- Biological Science M.S.
Standard Graduate Admission Deadline
ApplicationA standard university application is required.
- 3.0 GPA
- GRE Requirements:
- GRE has been waived for those who apply for the Summer and Fall 2021 semesters. The GRE waiver will be automatically applied after successful submission of the admission application.
- GRE Total Score of 290 (140 Verbal + 150 Quantitative)
- GRE Essay of 3.5
- Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in Biology, but other degrees may apply if preparation includes significant number of core courses in Biological Sciences as well as appropriate chemistry, physics and mathematics courses
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.
Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
FallNew Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Former UHCL Students - August 15
SpringNew Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
Former UHCL Students - January 15
SummerNew Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
Former UHCL Students - May 25
Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information go to How to Apply. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID.
The UHCL applications is available online through www.applytexas.org. 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 former 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
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 20
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.
Biological Sciences M.S. Faculty
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