Master of Science in Biology

In the Master of Science in Biology, you’ll gain broad preparation in major biological research topics through a variety of coursework and advanced seminars. Prepare for a career in scientific research or teaching. You may also take advantage of interdisciplinary options for coursework and research with other Temple University departments including Biochemistry, Computer Science, Engineering and Physics. Faculty from the Biology Department participate in special interdisciplinary programs including the Center for Computational Genetics and Genomics and the Institute for Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine.

In this intensive program, masters students will work closely with College of Science and Technology faculty members to develop a body of research. Faculty members specialize in areas including aquatic and terrestrial ecology, biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics among others. Throughout your studies, choose to focus on specializations and research areas including

Learn more about core faculty members who work in each of these disciplines. 

Classes are held on Temple’s Main Campus in close proximity to the various labs and research support facilities.

Who might be interested?

The Master of Science in Biology is aimed at students who wish to deepen their knowledge of the biological sciences and pursue particular research interests. The degree can help you prepare for a career in the sciences or lay the groundwork for further academic study in a doctoral program. If you are more interested in technical training and careers in industry, you may want to consider the Biotechnology Professional Science Master of Science (PSM).

Classes & Curriculum

The Biology MS program is full time, and students have three years to earn a degree. Classes take place on Temple’s Main Campus, where the Biology labs and facilities are located. 

Classes are a blend of research and seminar courses, some of which include

  • Developmental Genetics, 
  • Genomics in Medicine, 
  • Molecular Biology and 
  • Systems Neuroscience.

Learn more about required courses for the Biology MS.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Science program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency and more.

These tuition costs apply to the 2017–2018 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: [node:field_tuprog_tuition_resident] per credit
Out-of-state: [node:field_tuprog_tuition_nonresident] per credit

Learn more about our tuition and fees.

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