Saint Joseph's University's M.A. and M.S. in biology programs expose you to all levels of biological organization, from the sub-cellular to the broad ecosystem.
The GRE requirement for the Biology M.S. is being waived through 2021.
What is the Biology M.A./M.S.?
Saint Joseph's University offers two program options for those interested in obtaining a master's in biology:
The M.S. program is a thesis-based, full-time program and designed to be completed within two years.
The M.A. program accommodates both full and part-time students.
The department of biology features a wide range of courses for graduate students, including:
Advanced Cell Biology
What Can You Do with an M.S. or M.A. in Biology?
As a master's degree program student, you will have the opportunity to conduct biological research in preparation for careers in the following fields:
Environmental and molecular microbiology
How Will Saint Joseph's University Enhance Your Career in Biology?
Work in one of our state-of-the-art labs alongside our expert faculty members. The department is well-equipped for research and includes major equipment such as transmission, scanning and confocal microscopes, tissue culture facilities, an extensive vivarium and sophisticated plant growth chambers as well as a rooftop greenhouse and experimental green roof.
Undergraduate students enrolled at Saint Joseph’s University with majors in biology or environmental science may be able to complete a combined 5-year B.S./M.A. or B.S./M.S. degree.
Saint Joseph's biology grads were about twice as likely to be employed in STEM jobs compared to national averages*
Graduate assistantships are offered on a limited basis. Full-time M.S. students are eligible for graduate teaching assistantships that provide a stipend and a scholarship for tuition. Qualified students may find employment as assistants in introductory undergraduate laboratories. Please contact the program director for availability.
Saint Joseph's pre-health post-baccalaureate certificate is designed for individuals who are pursuing admission to medical, dental, optometry, veterinary, or podiatry programs. Complete this 8-credit certificate in as little as a year.
The Department of Psychology of Saint Joseph's University offers students an exciting and challenging curriculum. The broad range of courses provides opportunities for understanding psychology as a scientific discipline. The graduate program in psychology offers students a general curriculum of study emphasizing experimental psychology.
A Master’s in Health Informatics addresses the intersection of healthcare and information technology. Through this program, you’ll develop the skills needed to analyze health data and improve patient care. Offered online or on-campus, the Health Informatics M.S. is just 33 credits, at $905 per credit.