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The Graduate School

Biology - MA



The Master of Art (MA) in Biology program is a non-thesis track that is designed primarily to provide K-12 science teachers or people already employed in local environmental agencies with advanced course work in biology.

The Department of Biology is home to one of UNF's Flagship Programs, the Coastal Biology program.

Special Notes

Applicants must hold the BA or BS in Biology, Science Education, or equivalent degree from a nationally (or internationally) accredited university or institution.

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . July 1
Spring Term . . . . . November 15

Graduate Program Director

Dr. Matthew Gilg
(904) 620-1949
Building 59, Room 3316

The following items must be submitted no later then the deadline posted above. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been canceled, the decision can not be reversed. Applicants may apply for the next application cycle.

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements
  • University Requirements
    • A baccalaureate degree from an accepted institutional accreditor, or its equivalent from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.
    • Transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended. Admitted students will be prompted to provide official copies. 
  • Program Requirements
    • Letter of intent 
      • Describe educational and professional goals
    • 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
      • The GRE will be waived for UNF undergraduate students with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.25