Biology, M.Sc. | Temple University | Philadelphia, United States
12 months
1628 USD/credit 48840 USD/year
1628 USD/credit 48840 USD/year
1252 USD/credit 37560 USD/year
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Gain broad preparation in major biological research topics through a variety of advanced seminars and coursework with the Master of Science in Biology in Temple's College of Science and Technolog at Temple University. Graduates with this degree are prepareed for a career in scientific research or teaching.


In the Biology program at Temple University, graduate students will work closely with College of Science and Technology faculty members to develop a body of research. Faculty members specialize in areas including aquatic and terrestrial ecology, biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics, among others. Throughout your studies, you will be afforded the option to choose to focus on specializations and research areas including:

  • cellular and molecular neuroscience;
  • computational biology, focusing on computational evolutionary genomics;
  • ecology;
  • evolutionary medicine, an interdisciplinary field that examines contemporary human disease within the larger context of evolutionary history;
  • genetic epidemiology, an interdisciplinary field that examines the impact of genetic and environmental factors on modern human disease;
  • molecular, cellular and developmental biology; and
  • population genetics, a subfield of genetics and evolutionary biology which examines genetic change over time within and between populations.

Future Career

The department produces well-trained biologists who find work in the biotechnology, health professions, and pharmaceutical fields, or in academia or government.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Evolution
  • Genomics in Medicine
  • Fundamentals of Genomic Evolutionary Medicine
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Genomics and Infectious Disease Dynamics
  • Ecology of Invasive Species
  •  Herpetology
  • Plant Community Ecology
  • Global Change Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Take a standardized test 
  • Complete online application
  • Coursework Required for Admission Consideration: Applicants should have a solid background in Biology and should have taken at least eight undergraduate Biology courses and one year each of Calculus, Chemistry, and Physics. 
  • Statement of Goals: In approximately 500 to 1,000 words, describe your interest in Temple's program, academic achievements, and research goals, and provide the names of up to three faculty with whom you would like to conduct your master’s research thesis.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    48840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1628 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    48840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1628 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    37560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1252 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

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