Biology, MS

Program Description

Study in various areas, from molecular biology to natural history, is available to the student seeking preparation for teaching or for research in modern biology. LLU is a Christian, Seventh-day Adventist university, and values high quality education in the context of Christian belief and pursuit of a supportive relationship between faith and science.

Program Length

2-5 Years

Possible Careers

Secondary and University Teaching, Fields of Ecology, Conservation, Environmental Sciences, Genetics, Marine Sciences, Natural Resources. Some areas of specialization are: animal behavior, animal physiology, molecular systematics, ecological physiology, behavioral ecology, conservation biology, marine biology, and paleontology.

Application Deadlines

Quarter Application Open Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Autumn of 2020 Jun 1, 2019 Feb 28, 2020 Aug 31, 2020

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the general School of Science and Technology admission requirements. Expected undergraduate preparation includes a bachelor's degree with a biology major or equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university (minimum GPA 3.0), including the co-requisite courses listed under Prerequisites.


Precalculus (required)

Calculus (recommended)


General Chemistry (1year)

Organic Chemistry (1year)

Biochemistry (recommended)

General Physics (1 year)

20 quarter units from 2 or more of:

Organic Chemistry


General Physics


Some of these courses may be taken during residence at LLU, with the approval of the admissions committee.

Expected Cost of Attendance

Academic Year

Year of Program: Year 1
Tuition $6,960
Fees $3,196
Books & Supplies
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)
Total $10,156


Expected costs for the academic year are based on full time attendance. From year to year, increases are anticipated consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.

Many students in this program receive financial aid.

Estimated Living Expenses

Academic Year , off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program: Year 1
Months enrolled 12
Room & Board $14,100
Transportation $3,780
Personal Expenses $1,740


  • Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
  • International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
  • In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.