Seton Hall University

College of Arts and Sciences



400 South Orange Avenue

South Orange, NJ 07079

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Biology, Master of Science in Microbiology, Ph.D. - Molecular Bioscience

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Whether you’re drawn to research, academia, teaching or business, this master’s degree has a track to get you there. Far from a one-size-fits-all model, our program prepares students for the careers they want while at the same time training them in basic research and teaching. Choose from numerous degree options, including a neuroscience track, a Ph.D.-focused preparation or a minor in business administration. To further serve our students, evening and weekend classes are available.


M.S. in Biology:
As a foundation, all students study biology and biostatistics. From there, the journey is up to you: Plan A includes a thesis and prepares you for doctoral studies or a research career; B is a more coursework-oriented program; and C includes a minor in business administration, for students interested in the biological and pharmaceutical industries. We also offer a neuroscience track, requiring either a research or library thesis.

M.S. in Microbiology:
This degree trains students in basic research and teaching. Courses span biostatistics, molecular biology, immunology, microbiology and virology. For at least four semesters, every student must attend weekly seminars with guest speakers and opportunities to discuss research projects. In addition to classroom and seminar experiences, you’ll also find research training through programs maintained by our faculty and collaborative programs with local biotechnology, pharmaceutical and academic institutions.

Ph.D. in Molecular Bioscience:
This program consists of two phases: foundation coursework and dissertation research. In between, students take a comprehensive qualifying exam. You’ll study and work inside McNulty Hall — where a $35 million upgrade helped build state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratories. In addition to classroom and seminar experiences, you’ll conduct research through our faculty’s programs or in collaboration with local biotechnology, pharmaceutical and academic institutions.



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Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Many Seton Hall students take advantage of loans and other financial aid to fund their education. A number of federal, state and private loan programs are available for your use.

Locale: Large Suburb

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