BIOLOGY GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Biology graduate student and faculty using advanced imaging technology

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Application Details:
 

  • Application Requirements:
    • Online application form
    • Transcripts
    • Personal Statement (300 words)
      • Prompt: In your Personal Statement, please tell us about your background. Consider both your academic and personal journeys so far.
    • Statement of Purpose (600 words total)
      • Prompts:  (200 words each)
        • Why do you want to pursue a Master of Science in Biology? What are your career goals, and how will pursuing a Master of Science in Biology at Villanova facilitate your pursuit of those goals?
        • What kinds of experiences (e.g., research, coursework, etc.) have been most influential in shaping your career goals?
        • With which faculty mentor or mentors in the Department of Biology are you interested in potentially working? Why? How do their research interests align with your future career goals? Have you contacted them?
    • 3 recommendation letters
    • $50 non-refundable application fee
    • NOTE: The admissions committee in the Department of Biology will evaluate applicants holistically by considering GPA, recommendation letters, and personal statements for admission as well as potential departmental funding.
  • Deadlines:
    • Fall Assistantship: February 1
    • Fall: Rolling until August 1
    • Spring: Rolling until December 1
  • Funding available: Yes
  • Credits and Tuition:
    • 30 credits
    • $890 per credit, plus $50 general fee per semester
  • APPLY NOW
  • Application Requirements:
    • Online application form
    • Transcripts
    • Personal Statement (300 words)
      • Prompt: In your Personal Statement, please tell us about your background. Consider both your academic and personal journeys so far.
    • Statement of Purpose (400 words total)
      • Prompts:  (200 words each)
        • Why do you want to pursue a Master of Arts in Biology? What are your career goals, and how will pursuing a Master of Arts in Biology at Villanova facilitate your pursuit of those goals?
        • What kinds of experiences (e.g., research, coursework, etc.) have been most influential in shaping your career goals?
    • 3 recommendation letters
    • $50 non-refundable application fee
    • NOTE: The admissions committee in the Department of Biology will evaluate applicants holistically by considering GPA, recommendation letters, and personal statements for admission as well as potential departmental funding.
  • Deadlines:
    • Fall Assistantship: February 1
    • Fall: Rolling until August 1
    • Spring: Rolling until December 1
  • Funding available: Yes
  • Credits and Tuition:
    • 33 credits
    • $890 per credit, plus $50 general fee per semester
  • APPLY NOW
  • Application Requirements:
    • Online application form
    • Transcripts
    • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Deadlines:
    • Fall: Rolling until August 1
    • Spring: Rolling until December 1
  • Funding available: No
  • Credits and Tuition:
    • 16 credits
    • $890 per credit, plus $50 general fee per semester
  • APPLY NOW
  • Application Requirements:
    • Online application form
    • Transcripts
    • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Deadlines:
    • Fall: Rolling until August 1
    • Spring: Rolling until December 1
  • Funding available: No
  • Credits and Tuition:
    • 24 credits
    • $890 per credit, plus $50 general fee per semester
  • APPLY NOW
  • Application Requirements:
    • Online application form
    • Transcripts
    • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Deadlines:
    • Fall: Rolling until August 1
    • Spring: Rolling until December 1
  • Funding available: No
  • Credits and Tuition:
    • 16 credits
    • $890 per credit, plus $50 general fee per semester
  • APPLY NOW
  • Application Requirements:
    • Online application form
    • Transcripts
    • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Deadlines:
    • Fall: Rolling until August 1
    • Spring: Rolling until December 1
  • Funding available: No
  • Credits and Tuition:
    • 24 credits
    • $890 per credit, plus $50 general fee per semester
  • APPLY NOW

 

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