The University of San Francisco, based in San Francisco, California offers a fully funded Master’s in Biology. USF’s Master of Science in Biology is research-intensive, providing personalized, hands-on training in a faculty member’s laboratory. Working together with their advisers, students design an independent, faculty-directed research project that culminates in a formal written thesis. Students admitted to the program are fully funded, including a full scholarship and a salary earned through teaching or research assistantships. Most graduate students are awarded a teaching assistantship with a stipend of $9,000 per year.