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Biology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, NJ,
The graduate programs in the Biology and Molecular Biology Department are designed to enable a student to develop his or her preparation for a career in biological fields requiring advanced training or for the teaching profession.


  • Research facilities of the Biology and Molecular Biology Department are maintained in Science Hall and include specialized equipment for molecular biology, electron microscopy, botany, microbiology, immunology, aquatic biology, tissue culture, animal behavior, and cell physiology. Additionally, the facilities at the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium, New Jersey School of Conservation, and other departments in the College of Science and Mathematics are available for cooperative graduate research. Faculty research interests include aquatic and terrestrial ecology, developmental biology, parasitology, microbiology, immunology, cell physiology, molecular biology, plant physiology, entomology and evolutionary mechanisms. The Biology and Molecular Biology Department has recently established a state-of-the-art molecular biology laboratory for teaching both introductory and advanced courses in molecular biology and biotechnology.
  • The Biology and Molecular Biology Department offers thesis and non-thesis students opportunity for graduate research under faculty supervision in selected areas of biology. Original research should not exceed 8 credits for thesis students and 5 credits for non-thesis students. .

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Plant Physiology
  • Mammalian Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Ecology
  • Research in Biological Literature
  • Introductory Molecular Cell Biology
  • Biology Pedagogy for Secondary Teachers
  • Topics in Modern Genetics
  • Instrumentation and Techniques for Biological Science
  • Graduate Seminar in Biology
  • Strategies for Teaching College Biology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Field Studies of Flowering Plants
  • Plant Pathology
  • Advanced Herpetology
  • Advanced Entomology
  • Advanced Cell Biology
  • Mammalian Physiology
  • Advanced Endocrinology
  • Advances in Immunology
  • Advanced Comparative Animal Physiology
  • Experimental Endocrinology

                                          Detailed Programme Facts

                                          • Programme intensity Full-time
                                            • Full-time duration 24 months
                                          • Languages
                                            • English
                                          • Delivery mode
                                            On Campus

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                                          General Requirements

                                          • Complete the online application.
                                          • Send your $60 non-refundable application fee. 
                                          • Official transcripts are required from every college or university you have attended – they need to be in their original sealed envelopes. 
                                          • GRE scores
                                          • Applicants with a non-US degree: In lieu of a transcript, please submit a course-by-course evaluation along with U.S. degree equivalency information of your coursework from any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or by Educated Choices.

                                          Tuition Fee

                                          • International

                                            1030 USD/credit
                                            Tuition Fee
                                            Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                                          • National

                                            1030 USD/credit
                                            Tuition Fee
                                            Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                                          • In-State

                                            713 USD/credit
                                            Tuition Fee
                                            Based on the original amount of 713 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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                                          Living costs for Montclair

                                          • 1673 - 4120 USD/month
                                            Living Costs

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