Villanova University

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences



Villanova University

800 E. Lancaster Avenue

Villanova, PA 19085

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology (pre-masters and post-masters Ecology, Evolution and Organismal (pre-masters and post-masters), Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology (pre-masters and post-masters Ecology, Evolution and Organismal (pre-masters and post-masters)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Biology at Villanova University provides research training and advanced coursework in a broad range of the biological sciences. Earning a Master's degree, pre- or a post-master's or certificate in biology from Villanova is an enriching experience, whether you plan to use your degree as a stepping stone to further graduate or professional study, a launching pad to a career in the biological sciences or as a way to enhance your existing career with new skill sets. Regardless of your focus, the program will enhance your quantitative, analytical, and written and oral communication skills. As a graduate student here, you will work in our recently remodeled and expanded research facility, fully outfitted with electron microscopes, DNA sequencers, and computing and visualization resources. Two master's degrees are available at Villanova: a Master of Science (with thesis) and a Master of Arts (culminating in a comprehensive exam). In addition, two Certificate programs, the Certificate and Advanced Certificate of Graduate Study in Biology, are available. In addition, pre- and post-master's certificate programs are available in both Cell, Molecular and Development Biology, and Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology.


Villanova and its programs have received accreditation through the Middle States Association of Colleges and secondary Schools.

International Student Requirements:

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Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30-33 – Degree

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 720 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

*Villanova University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional training or certification may be required.

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