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Biology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #262 (QS) , NJ,
Since 1971, the Department of Biology in Camden has made available a program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Biology. Within the Master of Science in Biology program at Rutgers University, opportunity is provided for concentrated study and research in a variety of fields in cellular and molecular biology, ecology, neuroscience and physiology.


Although fully capable of meeting the requirements of the full-time student, the schedule of the Master of Science in Biology program at Rutgers University, with classes offered in the late afternoon, evening, and on Saturday, has proven to be especially attractive to those students whose outside obligations limit the hours of attendance or the number of courses they can take each term. Students have up to three years if full-time, or five years if part-time, to complete degree requirements.

More than 100 students have completed the master´s program in Biology at the Camden campus and have gone on to PhD programs in the biological sciences, to professional schools, to research institutions, and to positions of responsibility in industry, education, and environmental management. Most members of the Graduate faculty are also affiliated with MS-PhD programs in New Brunswick, such as Cell and Developmental Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Neurosciences, and Plant Biology. A number of students receiving the MS degrees in Camden have continued for a PhD with one of the Camden faculty through enrollment in these University-wide programs.

The Facilities

The facilities of the Department of Biology in Camden are housed in both the Science and the new Business and Science buildings which provide space for instruction, research, and study. The teaching and research laboratories are equipped with a variety of research-quality instrumentation that allows for basic and advanced procedures in cytological, physiological, molecular, ecological and environmental analyses.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cell Biology: Methods and Applications
  • Molecular Biology of EukaryotesLink
  • Resource Sustainability
  • Scales of Biodiversity
  • Evolution
  • Biological Invasions
  • Topics in Molecular Genetics
  • Developmental Plant Physiology
  • Intro to Environmental Biophysics
  • Ecophysiology
  • Cell Biology of Disease
  • Critical Thinking for the Life Sciences

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Online application
  • $70 nonrefundable application fee
  • One official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended
  • Letters of recommendation, as required by the program
  • A personal statement
  • Current test results, as required by the program
  • Supporting materials, as required by the program

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31950 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    19074 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19074 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Camden

  • 832 - 2050 USD/month
    Living Costs

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