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.
Admission DeadlineStandard Graduate Admission Deadline
ApplicationA standard university application is required.
- 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
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. 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. with a Specialization in Ecology/Microbiology/Aquatic and Marine Biology 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