Thomas Jefferson University

Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences

Master of Science in Microbiology


1020 Locust St., M46

Jefferson Alumni Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19107

United States


(215) 503-4400

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.- Microbiology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Microbiology Program offers choices for career specialization with flexible schedules, professional training for academic credit and academic preparation for national professional certification.

The broad-based curriculum includes a minimum of 40 credits. Course content includes:

  • The biology of microorganisms
  • Immunology
  • Epidemiology
  • Pathology
  • Biostatistics
  • Management
  • Clerkship
  • Master's research thesis or, alternatively, a Non-Thesis Option

The program may be completed on a part-time or accelerated (coursework) schedule over a period of 1.5 to four years. Courses are offered late afternoon/early evening and meet once per week, allowing students the flexibility to work while taking classes or devote their full attention to their studies. Flexibility is the key. . 
Applications follow University guidelines. Refer to Admissions for further information.

All of our master's programs are designated Professional Science Master’s (PSM). PSM is a graduate/ professional degree grounded in science and designed for a variety of career options in business, government or non-profit organizations.

The degree combines advanced coursework in science with an array of professional skill-development activities aligned with the needs of 21st century employers. 


Thomas Jefferson University is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Telephone: (267) 284-5000. E-mail: [email protected] Spanish: españ[email protected]

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1039.00

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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