What will I learn?

The Biology Department offers students opportunities to study in the field or in modern facilities with up-to-date instrumentation and resources, including a DNA-sequencing unit, an integrated microscopy facility, high-speed digital networks and computing centres, a GIS lab, greenhouses, wet labs, and extensive plant, animal and pale botanical collections.

Current students are widely recognized for their research and scholarship accomplishments at both the national and state levels. Graduates have been very successful in pursuing professional careers or further education.

Course Work

Students can pursue either the Master of Science (M.S.) in biology (thesis or non-thesis) or the Master of Arts (M.A.) in biology (thesis-based). The thesis-based M.A. program also requires 30 hours but permits non-science minors. Students who choose a non-thesis degree, such as secondary science teachers, may prefer to receive broad training in biology without a formal research experience.

Career Options

The master’s degrees in biology help to prepare students for:

Professional training in medicine, dentistry and other health-related fields

PhD. Level training in biological research

Careers in teaching at the secondary or community college level

Management and advanced technical positions in bioscience industries

Participation in society as biologically literate professionals in non-biological careers

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (30 - 31 hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,164.00 per year

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

Start date

26 August 2019, 21 January 2020


College of Science and Engineering

601 University Drive,

Centennial Hall #201,



78666, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university.

For international students

Students must have baccalaureate degree in biology or a related field from a regionally accredited university; Minimum 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses).

Regular Admission Scores

TOEFL IBT: 78 overall

IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall with minimum section scores of: 6.0/listening; 6.0/reading; 6.0/writing; 6.0/speaking

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About this uni

TXST boasts an idyllic location close to blackland prairies and the San Marcos River, welcoming students from across the globe to come & study there.

  • A dynamic learning environment
  • Investing over $650 million across its campuses
  • Diverse and integrated university community
  • Hosts regular, tailored events for international students