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MS in Biology

Expand your options with an MS degree in biology.

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

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

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

» View course requirements for the MS in Biology: Research Thesis Track


» View course requirements for the MS in Biology: Non-Thesis Track

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 are the expected costs?

Tuition information may be obtained from our Student Financial Services webpage.

» Find specific tuition and financial aid details

How do I apply?

To be considered for admission, students are encouraged to submit the graduate application.

» Apply now to Adelphi’s MS in Biology program


For further information, please contact:

Department of Biology
Science Building Room 103
p – 516.877.4200

Office of Graduate Admissions
p – 800.ADELPHI
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