Biological Sciences M.S. with a Specialization in Ecology/Microbiology/Aquatic and Marine Biology
Develop the Scientific Skills Industries Need
Immerse yourself in the investigation of the growth, structure, development, and other characteristics of microscopic organisms and their surrounding ecology. A Master of Science degree in Biological Sciences at University of Houston-Clear Lake will help you build a broad base of knowledge in the life sciences as you study the relationships between various microorganisms and their greater environment.
A Degree to Impact Your Future
This two-year program combines equal parts coursework and original research – right
from the beginning. Graduates from can further their studies in a Ph.D. program or
pursue a range of postgraduate opportunities, including a career in biotechnology, education or in a government laboratory or agency. Your degree will equip you to
become an integral part of your company's research initiatives, and you’ll be qualified
for a variety of coveted positions in private industry and corporations, nonprofit
organizations, and local, state and federal 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.