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
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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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.
Standard Graduate Admission Deadline
Apply online through the UHCL Graduate Application Portal.
- 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
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.
Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
FallNew Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Returning UHCL Students - August 15
SpringNew Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
Returning UHCL Students - January 15
SummerNew 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
Deadline - May 1
Deadline - October 1
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.
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