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2021 Best Biological & Physical Science Master's Degree Schools

17 Colleges
$51,217 Avg Salary
$43,358 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Biological & Physical Science Master's Degree School for You

In 2018-2019, 29,278 people earned a degree or certificate in biological and physical science, making the major the #44 most popular in the United States.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Biological & Physical Science Master's Degree Schools ranking. This report analyzed 17 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best master's degree programs for students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school is, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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2021 Best Biological & Physical Science Master’s Degree Schools in the United States

Check out the biological science master's degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Biological & Physical Science Master's Degree Schools

#1

Keck Graduate Institute

Claremont, CA

Our 2021 rankings named Keck Graduate Institute the best school in the United States for biological and physical science students working on their master’s degree. Located in the suburb of Claremont, KGI is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

On average, biological science graduates from KGI take out $64,746 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $694.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Rutgers University - New Brunswick. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Biological & Physical Science Master’s Degree Schools list. Rutgers New Brunswick is a very large public school located in the small city of New Brunswick.

The average amount in student loans that biological science majors at Rutgers New Brunswick take out while working on their Master's Degree is $36,624. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $475.

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Out of the 17 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Virginia - Main Campus landed the # 3 spot on the list. University of Virginia is a very large public school located in the suburb of Charlottesville.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means University of Maryland - College Park is a great place for biological and physical science students working on their master’s degree. UMCP is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of College Park.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Rutgers University - Newark is a great place for biological and physical science students working on their master’s degree. Rutgers Newark is a fairly large public school located in the city of Newark.

The average amount in student loans that biological science majors at Rutgers Newark take out while working on their Master's Degree is $36,624. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $475.

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#6

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

With a ranking of #6, Texas Tech University did quite well on this year’s best schools for biological and physical science students working on their master’s degree. Located in the large city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public school with a very large student population.

While working on their Master's Degree, biological science majors at Texas Tech accumulate an average of around $34,134 in student debt.

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The University of Texas at Dallas did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for biological and physical science students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #7 on the list. UT Dallas is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Richardson.

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With a ranking of #8, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for biological and physical science students working on their master’s degree. Located in the medium-sized city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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With a ranking of #9, Stephen F Austin State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for biological and physical science students working on their master’s degree. Located in the remote town of Nacogdoches, SFASU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#10

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

College of William and Mary came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Biological & Physical Science Master’s Degree Schools ranking. William & Mary is a moderately-sized public school located in the small suburb of Williamsburg.

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Biological & Physical Science by Region

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Biological & Physical Science is one of 28 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 37,392
International Studies 7,967
Interdisciplinary Studies 6,609
Nutrition Science 4,794
Behavioral Science 3,731

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 17 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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