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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Admission Requirements

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  • Biological Science M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA
    • 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

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.


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Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2019
    Final - January 22
  • Summer 2019
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Former UHCL Students - May 28
  • Fall 2019
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Former UHCL Students - August 12
  • Spring 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
    Former UHCL Students - TBA(Early January 2020)

Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.

Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking 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.


  • 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

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Biological Sciences M.S. with a Specialization in Ecology/Microbiology/Aquatic and Marine Biology Faculty

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

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Cynthia Howard
Cynthia Howard

Cynthia L. Howard

Program Chair of Biological Sciences and Professor of Biology and Environmental Science,
Science and Engineering

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

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Michael LaMontagne
LaMontagne

Michael LaMontagne

Assistant Professor of Microbiology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3754
Email: LaMontagne@UHCL.edu
Office: B3121-4

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