The Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography offers two Master’s of Science (M.S.) degrees (Biological Sciences, and Marine Science)
For more information on each, click on the above links for program descriptions.
The M.S. degrees in Biological Sciences and Marine Science require a baccalaureate degree in biology or a closely related field.
Students are accepted into one of two classifications: Full Acceptance or Acceptance with Academic Requirements.
Full Acceptance is awarded to those satisfying all acceptance criteria. To qualify for Full Acceptance, applicants must submit a transcript for a bachelor's degree with a major GPA of at least 3.0 and a cumulative GPA of 2.9.
Acceptance with Academic Requirements may be awarded to students who have not satisfied all of the criteria, but who have given evidence that they may succeed in the degree program. A ‘B’ grade or better in the first four courses is required before a student can be converted to Full Acceptance status.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) requirements are scores of 55% on the verbal portion, 55% on the quantitative portion, and 4.0 on the analytical writing portion for Full Acceptance, and scores of 40% on the verbal portion, 40% on the quantitative portion, and 3.5 on the analytical writing portion for Acceptance with Academic Requirements.
Admission Requirements for all Master's Applicants