Biological Sciences M.S. with a Specialization in Pre-Health
When Science and Humanity Intersect and Improve the World
There is a never-ending demand for medical health professionals of all varieties in the world. Your Master of Science in Biology with a Pre-Health Specialization from University of Houston-Clear Lake will put you in a strong position to pursue a range of graduate studies. If you are preparing for a career in the health profession or a related field that requires graduate-level biomedical sciences training, your Master of Science degree will equip you with the experience and training you'll need to enter into the biomedical workforce and excel in this highly competitive field of study.
Pursue your Career Goals with Guidance from Dedicated Faculty
Your coursework will build a foundation that can help you move up to an advanced medical degree program or propel you to a career in medical research. You’ll gain skills that will underpin your continued studies if you aspire to enter medical, dental, optometry, physician assistant or pharmacy schools. Faculty members who serve on the Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) dedicate themselves to helping students like you pursue careers in health care. They discuss academic interests and career options with students working toward both undergraduate and graduate degrees, and are available to offer valuable insights to help you reach your academic and professional goals.
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- 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
Get ready to calculate the course load for your education at University of Houston-Clear Lake! Learn more about the courses required to succeed here in the College of Science and Engineering.
Biological Sciences, M.S.
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 Pre-Health 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