Biological Science M.S. with a Specialization in Cell/Molecular
Biologists Ask Tough Questions and Discover Good Answers
As a biologist, you must be creative, innovative, and possess the patience to work for years to make a discovery in a scientific field. Earning a Master of Science degree in Biological Sciences at University of Houston-Clear Lake offers you the edge needed to achieve your goals – whether it is biomedical research, teaching or the pursuit of a doctoral degree. If your interests are in the cellular and molecular basics of life and the application of molecular techniques to medical, technological and environmental issues, we recommend enrolling in the Cellular/Molecular/Biotechnology.
Take Advantage of the Increased Demand for Biological Scientists
Your coursework is rigorous and research-focused, and will prepare you to compete
for key roles in highly coveted, well-compensated industries. The goal of this specialization
is to gain experience in critical thinking, problem-solving and research methodology
so you can become competitive when applying for research programs or a careers in
technology. Your degree puts you in a lead position to apply your skills in private
industry and corporations, nonprofit organizations and government agencies.
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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
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
UHCL’s College of Science and Engineering has created a solid foundation of study designed to help you make your educational dreams a reality. Explore the classes you’ll need to take for your University of Houston-Clear Lake degree.
Biological Sciences, M.S.
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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. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID.
The UHCL application is available online through Apply Texas. 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
Final - April 1
Document Deadline - April 15
Early Fall Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - February 4
Final - October 1
Document Deadline - October 15
Early Spring Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - August 1
Final - March 1
Document Deadline - March 15
Early Summer Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - February 4
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.