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What will I learn?

Prepares students for careers in health research, health professions, or for work at the doctoral level. Students will understand human physiology from the molecular level to the systems level, examining everything from the structure of biomolecules and biochemical reactions to examining organ system physiology and pathophysiology.

The MS Biological Sciences: Health Sciences Specialization is for those who wish to expand their background in the areas of human biology in preparation for research or work at the doctoral level or in health professions, as well as for teachers wishing to specialize or update their knowledge in the area of human biology.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students should have a thorough understanding and/or competency in a specific area of biology in addition to a broad-based and integrative standing of basic biological concepts.
  • Students should demonstrate an ability to effectively convey, both orally and in writing, an advanced understanding of biological content, methods, and issues.
  • Students should demonstrate an ability to locate, critically analyze, interpret, and discuss primary research literature within the biological sciences.
  • Students should demonstrate knowledge of up-to-date scientific tools and techniques
  • Students should demonstrate an awareness of contemporary scientific issues including ethics and the impact of science on society.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering, Science, and Technology

Study options

Full Time (30-31 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$26,072.00 per year
USD $13,036 per term

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

Start date

19 January 2022

Venue

School of Engineering, Science, and Technology

Copernicus Hall - Room 2240700 1615 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. 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. Applicants must also have 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.

Proof of competency in English as indicated by the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of no less than 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, or 79 on the Internet-based test (iBT); a 6.5 on the IELTS is also acceptable.

Application Deadlines: Fall Semester: June 1, Spring Semester: November 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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