2019 Most Affordable Online Master's in Biology

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The following 25 schools offer affordable online master's degrees in biology, all for less than $27,000 per year. Miami University-Oxford takes the #1 spot, offering a Master of Arts in Biology for $5,125 annually. Colorado State University-Fort Collins is close behind, with annual tuition rates currently set at $7,050 for its Master in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology. The top seven schools in this list all cost less than $10,000 to attend per year.

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,125
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,716
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Seminar: Issues in Evolution; Biology in the Age of Technology; Conservation Science & Community; Issues in Biodiversity; Leadership in Science Inquiry

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,679
  • Example Classes:
    Curriculum Development; Design and Data Analysis for Researchers; Evolutionary Biology for Educators
  • Annual Tuition: $7,084
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 595
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Environmental Biology; Advanced Histology; Advanced Invertebrate Zoology; Advanced Plant Physiology; Advanced Toxicology; Current Literature Topics in Biology

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,427
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,362
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Small Animal Nutrition; Animal Issues in Disasters; Equine Clinical Anatomy: Forelimbs; Pathogenic Mechanisms in Veterinary Pathobiology; Research in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery; Topics in Veterinary Clinical Sciences: Surgical Pain Management
  • Annual Tuition: $9,225
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 10,611
  • Example Classes:
    Biodiversity & Conservation Biology; Biology of Cancer; Ecology and Global Change; Evolutionary Biology; Food Safety and Genetically Modified Foods; Modern Molecular Genetics
  • Annual Tuition: $9,585
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,896
  • Example Classes:
    Biostatistics/Computational Biology or Genetics; Computational Methods in Biomedical Science; Database System Applications; Metadata Systems; Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Annual Tuition: $9,894
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,238
  • Example Classes:
    Analysis of Variance of Designed Experiments; Bioinformatics; Microbial Physiology; Protein Biotechnology; Science Information Literacy
  • Annual Tuition: $10,314
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,732
  • Example Classes:
    Biological Research; Biological Statistics; Current Issues in Biology; Organic Evolution

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,605
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,676
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Marine Biology; Biological Applications in Homeland Security; Chemical Ecology; Environmental Science Concepts; Evolution and Ecological Genetics; Investigations/Biology

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,573
  • Example Classes:
    Animal Behavior; Genomics; Neuroscience; Ornithology; Parasitology; Pharmacology
  • Annual Tuition: $11,862
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 13,310
  • Example Classes:
    Bioinformatics; Bioprocessing and the Business of Biotechnology; Current Trends and Applications in the Life Sciences; Inquiries in Biological Science; Introduction to Bioinformatics; Laboratory Management and Safety

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,060
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 501
  • Example Classes:
    DNA Analysis; Forensic DNA Computer Apps; Forensic Science or Forensic Studies Elective; Serology & Immunology
  • Annual Tuition: $13,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 239
  • Example Classes:
    Bioregional Theory and Practice; Conservation Genetics; Environmental History & Philosophy; Environmental Leadership & Community Involvement; Natural Systems Ecology
  • Annual Tuition: $13,893
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,196
  • Example Classes:
    Behavior and Conservation; Developmental Biology; Human Physiology; Pharmacology; Vertebrate Endocrinology; Vertebrate Zoology
  • Annual Tuition: $14,325
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,979
  • Example Classes:
    Cellular Basis of Human Disease; Eukaryotic Signal Transduction; Molecular Biology of Eukaryotic Organisms; Molecular Genetics; Structure and Function of RNAs and Ribonucleoprotein Complexes; Techniques in Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Annual Tuition: $14,820
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,711
  • Example Classes:
    Clinical Biochemistry; Environmental and Biological Ethics; Environmental Toxicology; Limnology; Population Ecology; Sustainable Development
  • Annual Tuition: $15,444
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,008
  • Example Classes:
    Conservation Biology; Critical Issues in Conservation Biology; Research Design and Data Analysis; Teaching College Biology
  • Annual Tuition: $16,274
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,185
  • Example Classes:
    Biological and Physical Evidence; Criminalistics Laboratory; Forensic Science Seminar; Instrumental Analysis; Molecular Techniques for Forensic Scientists; Toxicology
  • Annual Tuition: $16,650
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 31,310
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Parasitology and Mycology; Biostatistics for Clinical & Translational Research; Epidemiology for Clinical & Translational Research; Medical Biotechnology; Microbial Pathogenesis; Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity
  • Annual Tuition: $21,610
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 35,750
  • Example Classes:
    Epidemiologic Inference; Health Biology Thesis; Malariology; Molecular Toxicology; Public Health Toxicology; Stem Cells and the Biology of Aging and Disease
  • Annual Tuition: $22,656
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 11,092
  • Example Classes:
    Biodefense Strategy and Policy; Emerging Infectious Diseases I: Bacteria and Toxins; Global Health Security Policy; Health Security Preparedness; The Scientific Method and Research Design
  • Annual Tuition: $22,695
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,210
  • Example Classes:
    Drug Regulations; Experimental Design and Statistics in the Life Sciences; Genetic Engineering and Gene Expression; Medical and Applied Immunology; Membrane Protein-Targeted Drug Design; Virology

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  • Annual Tuition: $24,480
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,786
  • Example Classes:
    Bioinformatics; Current Topics in Functional Genomics; Developmental Biology; Molecular Biology of Cells; Toxicology; Virology
  • Annual Tuition: $25,551
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,927
  • Example Classes:
    Bioinformatics Computational Methods; Cell Culture Processes for Biopharmaceutical Production; Experimental Design and Biostatistics; Molecular Cell Biology for Biotechnology; Stem Cells and Regeneration

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  • Annual Tuition: $26,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 24,415
  • Example Classes:
    Next Generation Sequence Analysis for Bioinformatics; Population Genetics and Evolutionary Biology for Bioinformatics; Proteomics for Bioinformatics; Special Topics in “informatics in Chemical and Biological Sciences”; Transcriptomics; Translational Genomics and Computational Biology

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