The Department of Biology features a wide range of courses for graduate students, including Advanced Cell Biology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Bacterial Pathogenesis, Microbiology, Neurobiology, Physiology, Histopathology, Comparative Anatomy, Animal Behavior and Bioinformatics.
As a master's student, you will have the opportunity to conduct research in cell biology, environmental and molecular microbiology, behavioral genetics, neuroscience, mycology, paleontology, ecology, evolutionary biology and animal behavior.
Work in one of our state-of-the-art labs alongside our brilliant 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.
Note: The GRE requirement for the Biology M.S. is being waived through 2021.
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.
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.