Rowan University

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Molecular Pathology and Immunology


42 E. Laurel Road

UDP, Suite 2200

Stratford, NJ 08084

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS (thesis)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Molecular Pathology and Immunology (MSMPI) program is a 17-month, interactive learning experience that combines traditional classroom instruction with hands-on experience at the region’s largest biotechnology consortium, the Genesis Biotechnology Group (GBG). Students will enroll in 3 core courses and complete two lab rotations in the first semester of study. Students will have a choice of several laboratories at GBG to perform their thesis project. By the second semester, they will begin their thesis work, enroll in the last core course and dive into skill-building courses. As part of your degree, you will have the opportunity to work on real-life science problems, such as finding new ways to diagnose diseases and doing research to find novel treatments for disease. GBG laboratories available for rotations and thesis research in the MSMPI Program:

• The Institute for Biomarker Research. The Institute focuses on creating advances, clinically-actionable solutions to aid physicians in diagnosing and treating genetic diseases and cancers.

• Femeris, Women’s Health Research Center. Research in Femeris is dedicated to discovery and development of diagnostic and therapeutic targets in obstetric and gynecologic infections.

• Oncoveda, Cancer Research Center. Research in Oncoveda focuses on novel urogenital cancer diagnostics and target validation to develop cancer therapeutics.

• The Institute for Metabolic Disorders. Research in the Institute focuses on finding novel ways to treat type-II diabetes, atherosclerosis, hyperlipidemia and obesity.

• Venenum Biodesign LLC. Venenum studies the initial steps of drug invention, then develops and partners new drug candidates to bring them to patients. 

 No other degree program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience at a biotechnology company – experience that gives you an advantage in today’s competitive employment environment.


Rowan University is a selective, medium-sized, public state comprehensive research university. Rowan is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

International Student Requirements:

International students are discouraged from applying for this program unless you own an automobile and have a valid USA driver's license because the campuses for this program are separated in such a way that there is no public transportation to each location.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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