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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
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements
    • 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


Degree Requirements

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Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

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

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    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.


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

Thomas Garcia
George Guillen

George Guillen

Executive Director of Environmental Institute of Houston and Professor of Biology and Environmental Science ,

Contact number: 281-283-3950
Email: guillen@uhcl.edu
Office: N116

George Guillen Faculty Bio

George Guillen
George Guillen

George Guillen

Executive Director of Environmental Institute of Houston and Professor of Biology and Environmental Science ,

Contact number: 281-283-3950
Email: guillen@uhcl.edu
Office: N116

George Guillen Faculty Bio

Stephen Gruber
Stephen Michael Gruber

Stephen Michael Gruber

Lecturer of Biological Sciences,
Science and Engineering

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

Stephen Michael Gruber Faculty Bio

Cynthia Howard
Cynthia Howard

Cynthia L. Howard

Professor of Biology and Environmental Science,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3745
Email: howardc@uhcl.edu
Office: 3525-12

Cynthia L. Howard 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

Ronald Mills
Ronald Mills

W. Ronald Mills

Professor of Biology and Chemistry,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3773
Email: mills@uhcl.edu
Office: B3531-1

W. Ronald Mills Faculty Bio

Richard Puzdrowski
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

Bazlur Rashid
Bazlur Rashid

Bazlur Rashid

Associate Professor of Biology and Biotechnology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283 3756
Email: rashid@uhcl.edu
Office: 3525-11

Bazlur Rashid Faculty Bio

Larry Rohde
Larry Rohde

Larry Rohde

Department Chair of Environmental Sciences and 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

Lory Z. Santiago-Vázquez
Lory Santiago-Vázquez

Lory Z. Santiago-Vázquez

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

Contact number: 281-283-3776
Email: santiago@uhcl.edu
Office: B3525-7

Lory Z. Santiago-Vázquez 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

Brian Wasko

Brian Wasko

Assistant Professor,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3793
Email: wasko@uhcl.edu
Office: B3531

Brian Wasko Faculty Bio