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M.S. in Biology

Expand your options with an M.S. degree in biology.

The M.S. in Biology has optional concentrations in molecular biology, physiology, and ecology, evolution, conservation biology.

Why should I enroll in Adelphi’s M.S. in Biology program?

The M.S. in Biology can prepare you for entrance into professional schools in the health sciences (medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry and veterinary medicine) and for research doctoral programs. Graduates also acquire the tools and skills for successful careers in biotechnology, public health and environmental and patent law. For secondary school biology teachers, the graduate program fulfills the requirements of certain tracks for professional certification and expands their knowledge base.

What will I study in the M.S. in Biology program

The M.S. offers two tracks: a research thesis or a non-thesis option.

» View the M.S. in Biology: Research Thesis Track plan of study

» View the M.S. in Biology: Non-Thesis Track plan of study

Within each of the tracks, students may wish to choose a concentration of related courses. Selecting a concentration is optional and the courses can be taken within the credits needed for the degree. Only one concentration may be chosen.

Who are the Biology faculty?

Our faculty carry out research on such diverse topics as aging, bioremediation, cancer, dinosaur physiology, fish evolution, gene evolution, marine biology, neurobiology, plant signaling, skeletal development, spider ecology, andxenobiotics and focus on such broad topics as conservation biology, ecology, physiology, and the molecular mechanisms of disease.

» Learn more about the department faculty research

What will The M.S. in Biology program cost?

Costs for the Master of Science in Biology will depend on which track and concentration you enroll in at the University. The per-credit cost for graduate study in the College of Arts and Sciences is $1,110.

» View tuition and fee information

How do I apply?

View the admission requirements for the M.S. in Biology. 

» Apply now to Adelphi’s M.S. in Biology program


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