University of Saint Joseph

School of Health And Natural Sciences

Master of Science in Biology - Online


1678 Asylum Avenue

West Hartford, CT 06117

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Biology

Format: Online

Program Description:

USJ’s graduate program in Biology is designed to meet the needs of working professionals who need a flexible course schedule.

Contact us to learn more about our online-based graduate program in Biology, which:

  • Allows you to fit courses around your work and home schedules
  • Complete a Master of Science program in Biology within two years
  • Take courses year-round over three semesters


Program Benefits:

Flexible Schedule – Students from around the globe can participate and earn a degree in Biology at their own pace.

Small Classes – Our online class size is set at 15 students, encouraging thoughtful discussion and individual contact between students and faculty.

Opportunity to Network – 
Students interact with classmates through threaded discussions and group projects, meeting people from different careers and different areas of the world. 

Faculty – Our Biology faculty members include an ornithologist, an aquatic ecologist, a cardiologist, a neuroscientist, a pharmacologist, a microbiologist and a geneticist. Many have ongoing research programs and have published their research findings in international journals. 

A Comprehensive Curriculum – The Biology master’s degree program requires 30 graduate credits within a plan of study. 

  • It includes at least 24 biology credits from the department's course selection and approved transfer courses. 
  • The variety of courses gives you the ability to design a curriculum to meet your career goals.
  • Courses are offered in organismal, molecular, statistical and health-related fields. 
  • There are opportunities for independent study and research.
  • Career Opportunities –Graduates go on to exciting careers:
  • Many explore research and education at local and world institutions like Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Hartford Hospital, UCONN Health Center and numerous public school systems.
  • Others pursue doctoral degrees at institutions like Yale University and the University of Connecticut.
  • Alumni have also been accepted into various medical schools and physician assistant programs.


The University of Saint Joseph is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Inc., a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

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