Loyola University, based in Chicago, Illinois offers a fully funded Master’s in Biology. The MS in Biology degree program focuses on the development of experimental and intellectual skills required for vigorous research. The program is research/thesis-based and takes most students two to three years to complete. Most students in the MS in Biology degree program receive funding. The Graduate School awards several stipends and tuition scholarships to qualifying students. The funding package includes a $24,000 per year stipend, full tuition, and health insurance. This funding package is renewable for a second year pending academic progress.