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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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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 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


Degree Requirements

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Biological Sciences, M.S.


Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Returning UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Returning UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New 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
  • Fall

    Final - April 1
    Document Deadline - April 15

    Early Fall Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science Final - February 04, 2022

  • Spring

    Final - October 1
    Document Deadline - October 15

    Early Spring Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science Final - August 01, 2022

  • Summer*

    Final - March 1
    Document Deadline - March 15

    Early Summer Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science Final - February 04, 2022

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

About UHCL


Biological Sciences M.S. with a Specialization in Pre-Health Faculty

Thomas Garcia
Thomas Garcia

Thomas Garcia

Assistant Professor of Biology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3740
Email: GarciaT@UHCL.edu
Office: B3321

Thomas Garcia Faculty Bio

Cynthia Howard
Cynthia Howard

Cynthia L. Howard

Department Chair of Environmental Sciences and Professor of Biology and Environmental Science ,
Science and Engineering

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

Cynthia L. Howard Faculty Bio

Richard Puzdrowski
Richard Puzdrowski

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

Contact number: 281-283-3750
Email: puzdrowski@uhcl.edu
Office: B3525- 4

Richard L. Puzdrowski Jr. Faculty Bio