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Molecular Biology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Montclair, NJ, United States
Outstanding students can take advantage of the honors program and be granted an “Honors in Biology” by fulfilling the prescribed requirements. For information about the program, contact the department chairperson.
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The student can prepare for a biology career, graduate work, or professional programs in medicine, dentistry, medical technology, physical therapy, veterinary medicine, pharmacy and other fields related to biology, by taking the major requirements with a proper selection of electives. Students can obtain certification to teach biology by completing the professional sequence in the Teacher Education Program. A minor in biology is also available.


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Montclair State University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Montclair State University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Biology I
  • Molecular Biology II
  • Molecular Biology of Proteins
  • Graduate Colloquium
  • Research in Biological Literature
  • Experimental Cell Culture
  • Topics in Modern Genetics
  • Instrumentation and Techniques for Biological Science
  • Population Genetics
  • Plant Physiology
  • Advanced Cell Biology
  • Mammalian Physiology
  • Topics in Developmental Biology
  • Topics in Microbiology
  • Intermediary Metabolism I
  • Biology of Lipids
  • Medical Genetics
  • Virology
  • Microbial Genetics
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Genomics.

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

    2048 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1024 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2048 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1024 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 700 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Montclair

  • 1673 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

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