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What will I learn?

The Masters in Biology with a Concentration in Integrative Biology is designed for students aiming to go on to Ph.D. programs or enter the workplace in fields such as systematics, evolutionary biology, conservation biology, population genetics, genomics, taxonomy, biodiversity, and biogeography and/or community, population, reproductive, physiological, and evolutionary ecology. This program is a research-intensive program – students conduct hands-on mentored research training using state-of-the-art facilities with the goal of publishing in scientific journals. It is common for students to travel to scientific meetings and present the results of their research in talks or posters. Students work closely on their research projects with their primary advisor in consultation with their chosen thesis/project committee, which consists of two other faculty members.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Critically read and evaluate the significance and validity of peer reviewed publications to develop a comprehensive knowledge of research in their field of expertise and to be able to clearly articulate such knowledge.
  • Conduct original research in a biological sub discipline, including the design of experiments, development and testing of hypotheses, application of quantitative analyses to visualize and interpret data and derive conclusions.
  • Develop effective writing skills for both informal and formal professional communications that include a written thesis, scientific proposal, or scientific manuscript.
  • Develop skills to orally present scientific material to a broad range of audiences, including in courses and an oral thesis defense.
  • Practice the responsible and ethical conduct of research and professional integrity in carrying out scientific investigation.

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,210.00 per year
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

College of Science and Engineering

Thornton Hall (TH) 323,

1600 Holloway Avenue,

SAN FRANCISCO,

California,

94132, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An applicant must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and the equivalent major coursework for the program area to which application is made.

For international students

An applicant must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and the equivalent major coursework for the program area to which application is made.

Minimum TOEFL iBT 80, IELTS 7.0 or PTE 65; some majors require higher scores.

Application for Fall - Feb 15.

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

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