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The Biology Master's program complements other, more specialized life science degree programs at Arizona State University. We offer individualized courses of study that include laboratory, field and theoretical work.
The biology MS degree allows both interdisciplinary and more traditional disciplinary approaches. The program is flexible and tailored to your individual needs and interests in consultation with your program's committee.
You may pursue a joint bachelor's and master's degree in biology. In this program, you are enrolled concurrently in both undergraduate and graduate classes, as well as seminars.
However, in this program you are not eligible for graduate benefits, including research assistantships, related health insurance, financial aid, or graduate award programs, until the bachelor's degree is complete.
Applications are accepted Oct. 1 - Dec. 15 to begin the program the following August.
The Biology Master’s program admits one group of students each year to begin study in the fall semester.
There is no guarantee that applications received after Dec. 15 will be reviewed.
For the BS/MS program only, applications are accepted on a rolling basis for admission at any time. Top candidates are usually interviewed prior to admission to the program.
Before applying, we encourage you to read our Tips for Applying.
We will notify you of your admissions status by April 15.
Note: Your application is evaluated based on your entire application package.
You will be asked to:
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of
The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.
Applications for Fall 2018 accepted: Oct. 1-Dec. 15, 2017
Priority deadline: Dec. 1, 2017
More information on financial support through the School of Life Sciences.