Biological Sciences (M.A., M.S.)


St. Cloud State University Postgraduate Programs

Full time & Part time See Course MA, MSc 2 years

About the course

You will gain in-depth knowledge and skills in your chosen discipline while being introduced to a breadth of topics at the cutting edge of biology. 

You will have access to a variety of laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment. Our programs prepare students for career placement in academic research, industry, medical professions, natural resource management, teaching and more. 

Program Admission Requirements

  • Admission Deadline: Fall, Spring, Summer enrollment available
  • The GRE with a minimum of 152 (150 Verbal, 152 Quantitative, 3 Writing)
  • A minimum of 32 undergraduate credits in biology and 8 credits in chemistry
  • In some cases it may be necessary for the student to complete additional prerequisite undergraduate work
  • More information about program details and requirements are

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Entry Requirements

General admission requirements:
- GPA: 2.75, Statement of Intent, Three letters of recommendation (professional and/or academic), Transcripts
- Applicants who have been awarded a bachelor's and or graduate degree from an international higher education institution (recognized by the country's Education Ministry) need to submit a NACES evaluation: View Website
- English Proficiency Exemptions: Applicants who will hold a baccalaureate or graduate degree from a university in the United States, Canada or from a country whose sole official language is English, will be exempt: View Website


Fees

$17,000*
$850/credit tuition
$53/credit fees
$70 Health fee

*Tuition & fees effective 2019-2020 academic year, and are subject to annual update

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Student Profile(s)

Shana Rogan

The December graduate spent her undergraduate and graduate school days at St. Cloud State University researching diabetes with Professor Marina Cetkovic-Cvrlje.

This fall she graduates with her master’s in biological sciences, and next fall she will be starting a doctoral program to work toward a career that will combine her passion for research and travel.
“I have been interested in biology since I was a child as it really initiated my curiosity for learning and asking questions,” Rogan said. “I love this area because it helps provide explanations for how life works, and the knowledge gained can be a real benefit to people.”

In Cetkovic’s lab Rogan focused research on type 1 diabetes and how environmental pollutants and toxins affect the disease’s development using experimental mouse models.

As a graduate student she helped run the lab as they investigated the effects of an African seed extract on type 1 diabetes development.

“I have had such a fantastic experience working with Dr. C that it’s difficult to put into words,” she said. “It has been so incredible. I have learned how to run a lab, train undergraduates, become more comfortable with presenting and have learned many other numerous skills that will be a huge asset for my future.”



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