What will I learn?

The Master of Arts programs provide study in the biological sciences for those graduate students desiring to major in biology. The programs are designed to fulfill the educational needs of biologists who desire further specialization and/or knowledge of recent advances in the field; students who seek a subject matter masters as an intermediate step toward preparation for work at the doctoral level; and teachers who are interested in specializing in a particular area, or updating their knowledge within the discipline of biology. Specialization may be in such areas as botany, zoology, physiology, ecology, and environmental studies. Each student will be assigned an advisor whose function will be to help the student plan a sound program.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Graduate students will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge in general biology;
  • Describe scientific methodology and conduct experiments;
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of a specific area of biology;
  • Be able to read and comprehend primary literature;
  • Deliver effective oral presentations (poster or PowerPoint); and
  • Effectively communicate on research in written format.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering, Science, and Technology

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$25,144.00 per year
USD $12,572 per term

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected August 2020

Venue

School of Engineering, Science, and Technology

Copernicus Hall - Room 2240700, 1516 Stanley Street,

NEW BRITAIN,

Connecticut,

06050, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education to apply for a master’s Program; A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.70 (some programs require a 3.00) on a 4.00-point scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent, and good standing (3.00 GPA) in all post-baccalaureate course work is required. 

For international students

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a 4.00 point scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent, and good standing (3.00 GPA) in all post-baccalaureate course work is required.

Applicant must have TOEFL score of Internet: minimum score 61; Computer: minimum score 173; Paper: minimum score 500 and IELTS minimum band score of 5.5 is required.

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About this uni

CCSU is where pioneering students are developed into thoughtful leaders who are ready for a dynamic global society.

  • Has an illustrious teaching history since 1849
  • Based in New Britain, Connecticut, two hours from NYC
  • 15:1 student-to-professor ratio
  • 85% of graduates stay in Connecticut area