Molecular Biology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #401 (ARWU) , WY,
This is a research-oriented Master of Science in Molecular Biology. It is open for new students with a Bachelor's degree to apply (both those from University of Wyoming and those from other institutions). Funding in this program is not guaranteed and is to be negotiated with the PI whose lab you will join.


University of Wyoming’s molecular biology program provides students with the education and research experience needed to excel in biological research and biotechnology. The emergence of molecular biology has blurred the distinctions previously drawn between biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, zoology, and botany by identifying the many common, unifying principles that are the essence of all life forms. The goal of the Department of Molecular Biology at the University of Wyoming is to introduce students to these principles and undertake fundamental research to extend the frontiers of biology.

But our students are prepared for more than rural America. The world is more complex, and solving problems and being competitive in the work place requires new skills and new solutions. Our molecular biology degree students are educated with tools for success in the 21st Century. They are as comfortable working in the small towns of Wyoming as they are in Los Angeles, Houston, or New York City.

Programme Structure

30 hours of research and course credits are required. Absolute requirements include 6 credits of graduate Biochemistry and 2 credits of research seminar.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Application checklist for International students

    • Online Application (a non-refundable application fee of U.S. $50.00 is required) 
    • Provide Certified and Attested Copy of Transcripts:The school must send official transcripts (mark sheets, transcripts, exam results, certificates, diploma, etc.).  All records should be submitted in the native language and accompanied with an official English translation.
    •  Provide Proof of English Proficiency (required for all non-native English speakers)
    •  Provide Proof of Financial Support:Official bank statement
    • Copy of Passport (Passport copy can be submitted via a scanned e-mail to
    •  If you are currently studying at a U.S. Institution, please provide your school’s immigration coordinator with the following details for transfer:
    • Students Coming with Family- Please fill out the Family Information Form

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    27000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    9036 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4518 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Tuition fee per 9 credits, per semester


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