M.Sc. On Campus


Catholic University of America

24 months
49680 USD/year
49680 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Catholic University of America Department of Biology offers the degrees of Master of Science (M.S.) in biology, with emphasis in Cell and Microbial Biology.


The purpose of the M.S. in Biology offered by Catholic University of America is to prepare students for teaching, research, and administrative careers in biological or biomedical sciences. Courses in this program provide a foundation in biochemistry, cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, neurobiology, and virology. In addition, presentations and participation in a graduate seminar program prepare students to be effective teachers and communicators.

Fields of research concentration currently include:

  • mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis
  • liver cell biology in health and disease
  • biochemical and genetic analysis of multidrug transporters in yeast and humans
  • molecular biology of cancer and metastasis
  • regulation of gene expression during development
  • mechanisms of craniofacial diseases     
  • mechanisms of DNA packaging in bacteriophages and viruses
  • novel genetic engineering approaches for epitope presentation and vaccine development    
  • bacterial exotoxins and their inhibitors

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • A Literary Approach to Biology
  • General Biology
  • Mechanisms of Life
  • Medicine and Society

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
  • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Submit confirmation of financial support
  • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
  • Receive your admission packet with visa information
  • Secondary School Report
  • Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    49680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24840 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    49680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24840 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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