2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Biology

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

These 24 colleges offer the most affordable online master's in biology programs. Ranked #1, Indiana State University charges $5,951 per year for their Master of Science in Biology without Thesis. Available courses include Animal Parasitology, Cell and Tissue Culture, Cellular Development, Genome Science, Introduction to Biometry, and Vertebrate Physiology. Ranked #2, Alcorn State University offers an annual tuition rate of just $6,885 for its Master of Science in Biology.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Indiana State University $5,951
# 2 #2 Alcorn State University $6,885
# 3 #3 Colorado State University - Fort Collins $7,050
# 4 #4 University of Florida $8,025
# 5 #5 University of Missouri $8,040
# 6 #6 University of Maryland - College Park $8,250
# 7 #7 Mississippi State University $8,313
# 8 (tie) #8 (tie) Troy University $8,892
# 8 (tie) #8 (tie) University of Nebraska at Kearney $8,892
# 10 #10 Washington State University $8,925
# 11 #11 Clemson University $8,982
# 12 #12 University of the Southwest $9,375
# 13 #13 West Liberty University $10,005
# 14 #14 Western Kentucky University $10,605
# 15 #15 University of Saint Joseph - CT $11,130
# 16 #16 Texas A&M University - Commerce $11,913
# 17 #17 Stevenson University $12,510
# 18 #18 University of West Alabama $15,444
# 19 #19 Texas A&M University-College Station $16,526
# 20 #20 The George Washington University $17,150
# 21 #21 Lehigh University $22,500
# 22 #22 North Carolina State University $23,310
# 23 #23 Illinois Institute of Technology $25,200
# 24 #24 Johns Hopkins University $27,888
#1
#1

Indiana State University

Terre Haute (IN)
Annual Tuition: $5,951
Annual Tuition: $5,951
Annual Tuition: $5,951
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,894
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 880
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Biology
#2
#2

Alcorn State University

Alcorn State (MS)
Annual Tuition: $6,885
Annual Tuition: $6,885
Annual Tuition: $6,885
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 88%
  • Average SATs: 800 -970
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 237
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 313
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Biology
#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $7,050
Annual Tuition: $7,050
Annual Tuition: $7,050
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 79%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1290
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,253
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,492
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
  • Master of Science in Microbiology
#4
#4

University of Florida

Gainesville (FL)
Annual Tuition: $8,025
Annual Tuition: $8,025
Annual Tuition: $8,025
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Average SATs: 1310 -1470
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,029
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,401
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Master of Science in Agricultural and Biological Engineering - Concentration in Agroecology
  • Master of Science in Anatomical Sciences Education
  • Master of Science in Biostatistics - Concentration in Biostatistical Methods and Practice
  • Master of Science in Biostatistics - Concentration in Health Data Science
  • Master of Science in Microbiology and Cell Science
#5
#5

University of Missouri

Columbia (MO)
Annual Tuition: $8,040
Annual Tuition: $8,040
Annual Tuition: $8,040
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Average SATs: 1120 -1340
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 835
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,423
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Biological Engineering
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences - Emphasis in Veterinary Sciences
#6
#6
Annual Tuition: $8,250
Annual Tuition: $8,250
Annual Tuition: $8,250
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 66%
  • Average SATs: 1280 -1470
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 51
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 938
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Chemical and Life Sciences
  • Master of Engineering in Bioengineering
  • Master of Professional Studies in Applied Entomology
#7
#7

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State (MS)
Annual Tuition: $8,313
Annual Tuition: $8,313
Annual Tuition: $8,313
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1280
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 872
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 964
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in General Biology
#8
#8

Troy University

Troy (AL)
Annual Tuition: $8,892
Annual Tuition: $8,892
Annual Tuition: $8,892
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1090
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,633
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,088
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Environmental and Biological Science - Environmental Policy (Non-Thesis Option)
  • MS in Environmental and Biological Science (Non-Thesis Option)
#8
#8
Annual Tuition: $8,892
Annual Tuition: $8,892
Annual Tuition: $8,892
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1168
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 487
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,643
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Biology
#10
#10
Annual Tuition: $8,925
Annual Tuition: $8,925
Annual Tuition: $8,925
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Average SATs: 1020 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,437
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,137
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU

Online Master's Degrees

  • Professional Science Master’s in Molecular Biosciences
#11
#11

Clemson University

Clemson (SC)
Annual Tuition: $8,982
Annual Tuition: $8,982
Annual Tuition: $8,982
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Average SATs: 1230 -1400
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 91
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,531
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Biological Sciences
  • Master of Wildlife and Fisheries Resources
#12
#12
Annual Tuition: $9,375
Annual Tuition: $9,375
Annual Tuition: $9,375
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 0
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 544
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS Biology in Genetics
  • MS Biology in Forensic Biology
#13
#13

West Liberty University

West Liberty (WV)
Annual Tuition: $10,005
Annual Tuition: $10,005
Annual Tuition: $10,005
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 38
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 140
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Biology - Zoo Science
  • Master of Science in Biology - Zoo Science
#14
#14

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green (KY)
Annual Tuition: $10,605
Annual Tuition: $10,605
Annual Tuition: $10,605
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,256
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,120
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Biology
#15
#15

University of Saint Joseph - CT

West Hartford (CT)
Annual Tuition: $11,130
Annual Tuition: $11,130
Annual Tuition: $11,130
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Average SATs: 1000 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 169
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Biochemistry (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry (Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Biology (Non-Thesis)
  • Master of Science in Biology (Thesis)
#16
#16
Annual Tuition: $11,913
Annual Tuition: $11,913
Annual Tuition: $11,913
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Average SATs: 950 -1150
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,717
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,260
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Biological Sciences
#17
#17

Stevenson University

Stevenson (MD)
Annual Tuition: $12,510
Annual Tuition: $12,510
Annual Tuition: $12,510
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1190
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 241
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 471
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Forensic Science - Biology
#18
#18

University of West Alabama

Livingston (AL)
Annual Tuition: $15,444
Annual Tuition: $15,444
Annual Tuition: $15,444
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Average SATs: 860 -1020
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 718
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,300
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Conservation Biology
#19
#19
Annual Tuition: $16,526
Annual Tuition: $16,526
Annual Tuition: $16,526
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1160 -1390
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 137
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,950
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Biological and Agricultural Engineering - Food Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Engineering in Biological and Agricultural Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Plant Breeding (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Plant Breeding (Thesis Option)
  • Master of Wildlife Science (Non-Thesis Option)
#20
#20
Annual Tuition: $17,150
Annual Tuition: $17,150
Annual Tuition: $17,150
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 77%
  • Average SATs: 1280 -1470
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,442
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 8,536
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Online Master's Degrees

  • MSHS in Clinical Microbiology
#21
#21

Lehigh University

Bethlehem (PA)
Annual Tuition: $22,500
Annual Tuition: $22,500
Annual Tuition: $22,500
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 69%
  • Average SATs: 1280 -1450
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 0
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 320
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Biological Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Molecular Biology
#22
#22
Annual Tuition: $23,310
Annual Tuition: $23,310
Annual Tuition: $23,310
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 68%
  • Average SATs: 1250 -1420
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 791
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,298
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Animal Science
#23
#23
Annual Tuition: $25,200
Annual Tuition: $25,200
Annual Tuition: $25,200
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Average SATs: 1190 -1400
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 32
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 255
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Biology for the Health Professions
#24
#24

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore (MD)
Annual Tuition: $27,888
Annual Tuition: $27,888
Annual Tuition: $27,888
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 67%
  • Average SATs: 1460 -1560
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 826
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 18,312
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Online Master's Degrees

  • Dual MS in Biotechnology/Flexible MBA in Financial Businesses
  • Dual MS in Biotechnology/Flexible MBA in Health Care Management
  • Dual MS in Biotechnology/Flexible MBA in Leading Organizations
  • Dual MS in Biotechnology/Flexible MBA in Marketing
  • MA in Public Health Biology
  • MS in Biotechnology

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