What will I learn?

Includes 26 hours of coursework and 4 hours of thesis research.

Applicants should have at least 20 semester hours of undergraduate work in zoology, physiology, or other areas of the biosciences and have completed introductory courses in mathematics, chemistry, and in at least one other natural or physical science. Early in the second semester the student must file a program of study with the university and have a graduate committee appointed. Plan A candidates shall orally defend the thesis before the graduate committee.

All M.S. candidates will be required to complete credit in two graduate seminars. A student may enroll in more than one of these required seminars during one semester or academic year.

After two semesters in the department, a Plan A master's candidate may request permission from the department's graduate advisory board to proceed directly to the Ph.D. degree; however, such a bypass is granted only by the department head after considering recommendations from the graduate advisory board.

Zoology and physiology may be used as a field by a candidate working for the interdisciplinary master of science in natural science in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (30 hours)

Tuition fees
US$16,092.00 per year
Tuition amount is based on USD $894 per credit hour (actual tuition will vary based on the actual credit hours enrolled).

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

Application deadline

15 February 2022

Start date

18 January 2022, 22 August 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

1000 E. University Ave, Dept. 3254,



82071, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The University and Department require a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0; however, it is highly recommended that students have a GPA of 3.25 or higher.

For international students

Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (on an A = 4.00 basis) is required.

For international students, a minimum TOEFL score of 540 based on the written exam, or 76 on the Internet-based test is required; a score of 6.5 or higher on the IELTS will also be accepted.

Applications must be completed by February 15 in order to be considered for the following academic year.

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


About University of Wyoming

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  • Located in the beautiful Rocky Mountains landscape
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