Nova Southeastern University

Oceanographic Center

Master's of Science in Biological Sciences


3301 College Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master's of Science in Biological Sciences

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MSBSc will provide you both a traditional biological curricula and innovative approaches to instruction. You will take core and required courses spanning a wide range of disciplines, from molecular, through organismal, to ecosystem-level biology. The MSBSc is not a lock-step program and offers both thesis and capstone (non-thesis) tracks. The capstone (non-theses) track is the default option and will require 45 credit hours (24 hours of core/required courses, 15 hours of electives, and 6 hours of capstone). The theses track will require 39 credit hours for completion (24 hours of core/required courses, 9 hours of electives, and 6 hours of theses).


Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur Georgia 30033-4097, Telephone number: 404-679-4501) to award associate's, bachelor's, master's, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees.

International Student Requirements:

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 39-45

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $863 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: NSU's Office of Student Financial Aid administers federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid programs. For assistance with financial aid, students should contact the Financial Aid Office. NSU FAFSA Code: 001509.

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 0-999

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