The University of Florida, based in Gainesville, FL offers a fully funded Master’s in Biology. M.S. Students admitted to this program complete an M.S. by conducting original research. They expect students to complete this program in 2 years. The Department will provide teaching assistantships to all students who do not receive fellowship support or research assistantships for the expected duration of the program, assuming the student continues to make timely and satisfactory progress in the program. Assistantships over the 9-month academic year come with stipends of $12,600 – $18,000 plus a tuition waiver and health insurance.