M.A. On Campus


Temple University

12 months
47010 USD/year
47010 USD/year
36150 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Biology in the College of Science and Technology at Temple University emphasizes contemporary coursework for students to gain advanced understanding within the field of modern biology.


Students are prepared for professional schools or careers in fields related to the biological sciences. The Biology MA at Temple University is a part-time or full-time graduate program, and it is tailored for students seeking graduate studies in the biological sciences without experimental research in labs. Compared to the Biology MS, the Biology MA program focuses primarily on coursework and independent research and helps you form expertise in one or more areas of biology, such as molecular biology and genetics, among others.

Future Career

The College of Science and Technology job fairs, held each fall and spring semester, are open to undergraduate and master’s-level science and technology majors, as well as alumni of the college. Job fairs typically draw more than 60 employers, including Apex Life Science, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the city of Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation and Technology, Elsevier, Lockheed Martin, and the Wistar Institute.

The job fairs give you opportunities to

  • explore potential career paths,
  • network with Temple alumni and
  • talk to employers in your field of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Submit official transcripts from every college and university you have attended.
  • A current professional résumé is required.
  • Goals statement: the statement should be about 500 to 1,000 words in length. Include your specific interest in Temple’s program as well as your research and future career goals and your previous academic and research achievements.
  • Submit your supporting credentials (Statement of Goals, Transcripts, Standardized Test Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Résumé, Portfolio, Audition or Interview)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1567 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    47010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1567 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    36150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1205 USD per credit during 12 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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