24 months
923 USD/credit 27690 USD/year
923 USD/credit 27690 USD/year
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The cornerstone of the graduate Biology program at Saint Joseph's University is scientific research. This program offers a small, hands-on learning environment leading to either a master of science or master of arts degree in biology.


The M.S. Biology program focuses on not only increasing students’ factual understanding of a wide range of life science topics, but also on developing and refining their skills as experimental scientists. The M.S. degree is a full-time program and requires the development and presentation of a thesis based on original research conducted with a member of the biology department faculty.Students are encouraged to bridge scientific interests with Saint Joseph’s mission to provide social justice outreach. An example of this outreach is the programs' involvement in Geokids LINKS (Learning Involving Neighborhoods, Kids and Science), a program that enrolls elementary students from urban, low-income backgrounds. 

Learning outcomes

Through a national grant awarded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Saint Joseph's University graduate biology students have worked with over 400 elementary students, teachers and educational specialists to develop hands-on, inquiry based science enrichment activities designed to engage inner-city youth in the sciences.  Through programs like Geokids LINKS, graduate biology students apply research and theory to make a positive difference in the world

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Animal Behavior
  • Comparative Anatomy
  • Ecology 
  • Plant Systematics
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Bioinformatics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Domestic students - rolling admission and enrollment 


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

A completed application includes the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Official transcripts for all credits earned, undergraduate and graduate
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Professional resume

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27690 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 923 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    27690 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 923 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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