SNIES: 101944| Qualified registration: Resolution 9029 August 28, 2019

We train professionals oriented towards research and practical theoretical deepening for the generation of new knowledge and its application in the resolution of scientific and / or technological problems, education, adoption and management of quality systems and the provision of specialized services in the Biological Sciences field.

We contribute to the country in the challenge of knowing, conserving and taking advantage of the biodiversity of its flora and fauna, also in developing biotechnology capabilities, and generating knowledge in genetics, cellular and molecular biology, with application to human and animal health, to forensic sciences and the development of goods and services as a strategy to improve the quality of life of citizens and boost economic and social development.

We propose a program of 48 and 44 academic credits in the modalities of research and deepening respectively, to be studied in four periods with a curriculum characterized by a demanding theoretical- practical and  multidisciplinary component to make graduates competitive professionals and integral human beings , with respect for the other, biodiversity and knowledge.

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Inscripción 7 de octubre al 22 de noviembre de 2019
Examen: 28 de noviembre de 2019
Entrevistas: 4 de diciembre de 2019
Publicación de resultados: 9 de diciembre de 2019
Pago de Matrícula: Las fechas serán informadas por la Facultad a cada aspirante
Inicio de clases: 4 febrero de 2020
Costo PIN de inscripción: $163.000 COP
Costo total por semestre: $7.599.000 COP.

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• Contacta al jefe de línea y solicita la carta de aceptación (requerido para continuar el proceso)

Documentación requerida para el proceso de inscripción:
· Carta de intención
· Hoja de vida con soportes
· Circular de inscripción
· Carta de aceptación del director
· Copia del acta de pregrado
· Copia del diploma
· Copia del documento de identidad (ampliado al 150%)
· Foto tamaño 3 x 4 a color, fondo blanco

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Jefe del programa
Carlos Andrés Escobar Guerra
Teléfono: (57) (4) 4440555 – Ext 1653

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Asistente de programa
Ximena Restrepo Macías
Teléfono: (57) (4)444 05 55, Ext. 1240

Applicant Profile

Our applicant is a leader in research and research teams oriented to new knowledge.

Why choose this program?

We have professional experience in our programs. Know the advantages of studying with us.

Graduate Profile

Our graduates are able to use research to solve problems.

The Masters in Biological Sciences is aimed at professionals in Biology, Microbiology, Ecology and related; health and agricultural sciences and related; Pharmaceutical Chemists and related; Engineering related to environmental and life sciences and graduates in education interested in the sciences of

life and motivated to continue their training process, able to work in teams and participate in collaborative and interdisciplinary environments and with the ability to read and interpret scientific texts.

We have a high academic level, which makes us recognized in the work environment for our ability to research, analyze and solve problems to the needs of society.

We are multidisciplinary, which makes us competitive, integral human beings with respect for each other, biodiversity and knowledge.

Full and responsible people, with an ethical and respectful attitude towards humanity and the environment, with a critical attitude towards the world and knowledge; with potential to generate useful knowledge for society,

, that make rational decisions based on science and with the ability to lead multidisciplinary working groups in the area of biological and related sciences.

Degree requirements

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Lines of investigation

We offer our students various lines of research according to their area of interest.

Financing and scholarships

At the University we offer financing options and scholarships to our students with entities in agreement.

You must pass all the subjects of the study plan and the specific requirements for each program reported in the minutes by the Promotions Committee. In addition, it is required:

1.Have presented the current tests that the State determines as mandatory.

2.Have fulfilled the requirement of second language as stated in the agreement of the Superior Council.
3.Present certificate of attendance to the CES Chair.
4.The payment of the rights of degree, established in the pecuniary rights.
5.Have passed the grade or research work.
6. Be in good standing with the University for every concept.

The mission of the master’s degree is to contribute to the training of professionals and researchers, who carry out basic and applied research in biological and related sciences, in order to know, conserve and take advantage of biodiversity in an informed and weighted way.

We have the following lines of research for the Masters in Biological Sciences:

  • Biodiversity: offers subjects oriented to knowledge, conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and the understanding of the interactions between organisms and their environment. Head of line: Maria José Sanin Sanin (
  • Biotechnology: offers subjects oriented to the design and development of goods and services using the tools of Biology, applied to human, animal reproduction and in vitro propagation of plant species, among others. Head of line: Andrés Pareja López (
  • Genetics, cell and molecular biology: offers subjects oriented to the study of biological processes at the cellular and molecular level, the understanding of the processes of transmission of genetic information and its application. Head of line: Juliana Martinez Garro (
  • Wildlife: offers two training components; in the conservation area with current regulations to generate conservation policies and strategies for species in situ and ex situ. And in medicine, to train students in clinical care. Head of line: Janeth Perez García (
  • Natural products: offers tools for the scientific use of natural resources with the use of technologies. Head of line: Julie Benavidez Arevalo (
  • Paradigms of biology: interrogates the conceptual or paradigmatic foundations of the discipline and is offered to anyone who is interested in this epistemic field. Head of line: Dario Gil Torres (

For financing we have agreements with:
Bank of Bogota
“Sapiencia” Fund
Pichincha Bank
Fincomercio (Fincoeducar)
National Savings Fund (FNA)
Helm bank

We have our own scholarships and in partnership with the following entities:


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Name of the program:
Masters in Biological Sciences

Science and Biotechnology

Modality of the program:
Face-to-face – In-depth / Face-to-face – Research

Type of program:
Master’s degree

SNIES code:

Qualified Registration:
Resolution 9029 of August 28, 2019


Title awarded:
Masters in Biological Sciences

2 years (4 semesters)

Total cost per semester
$7.599.000 COP

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