The Master of Science (MS) in Biology program is a thesis-based degree centered on original student research. The biological sciences are progressing rapidly; and by interacting with researchers in the classroom, field and laboratory, graduate students will better understand the principal values of science and the ethical requirements of scientific pursuits.
The Department of Biology is home to one of UNF's Flagship Programs, the Coastal Biology program.
Application Requirement Information
International Applicant Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions
Fall Term . . . . . . . . March 1
Spring Term . . . . . November 15
Admits for fall and spring terms only.
The following must be submitted by the posted deadline. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been cancelled, the applicant will be required to apply for the next available term, or as a graduate non-degree seeking applicant (limitations apply).
- UNF admission application
- Application fee
- If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
All of the below university and program requirements
- Letter of intent
- Describe educational and professional goals
- Indicate provisional acceptance into an eligible faculty mentor's lab
- Indicate consideration for a departmental GTA position
Three letters of recommendation
Must be from faculty members, or professional references, familiar with applicants academic or research potential
- GRE test scores
- Taken within the last five years
Curriculum and Requirements
of the Program