Global Masters in Biological Sciences
Earn your biology BS and MS in an accelerated, international program
The Department of Biology provides access to DU's five-year Global Masters Scholars program, carried out in Denver over the first three years and at a partner university abroad for the final two years. Working with DU's Office of Internationalization, our faculty advises students through rigorous coursework, preparing them for research-focused experiences at home and overseas.
Currently, we have active partnerships with Lund University in Sweden and the University of Western Australia, with other opportunities abroad in development.
Applications to the Global Master's program are due October 15 each year.
To qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
- Be working toward a bachelor's of science (BS) in biology.
- Have a minimum 3.5 GPA at the time of application (October of sophomore year).
- Maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA through their junior year until time of departure.
In addition, students must meet DU's standard study-abroad and exchange requirements. To find out if you are on the right path to qualify, contact our program faculty advisor Dr. Shannon Murphy.
Biological sciences faculty expertise at DU and Lund is naturally aligned in the areas of ecology, neuroscience, neurodegenerative disease, cancer, diabetes and aging.
Sophomore Year, Fall
Applications are due on the 15th.
Interview with program faculty advisor, Dr. Shannon Murphy, professor of biological sciences.
Sophomore Year, Winter and Spring
Interview with Lund representatives via Skype.
Admission to the program announced via letter from DU's Office of Internationalization.
Assessment with biological sciences program faculty advisor and DU's academic advising office to finalize junior year class schedule, check general curriculum requirements and ensure student is on course to meet all requirements for major and minor degree options by the end of their junior year.
Junior Year, Fall
Maintain a 3.5 GPA across all courses.
Junior Year, Winter and Spring
Begin transfer application for Global Master's through the study abroad office.
Finalize transfer application; apply for visas.
Finish all required coursework due by the end of spring quarter.
Senior Year, Fall
Travel abroad to complete your BS and embark on your Global Master's (MS) degree!