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Biology, M.S. (online)

USJ's Master of Science in biology program is taught in an innovative online format designed for working adults

A master's degree in Biology enables graduate students to increase the depth and scope of their knowledge in a wide variety of scientific disciplines and prepare for advancement in their careers.

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Take the first step toward a career in Biology, ranked among the best jobs by U.S. News & World Report, and pursue the best program for these jobs at the University of Saint Joseph.

Allowing students to fit courses around their work and home schedule, students in USJ’s online Biology master’s program will learn how to identify and solve fundamental scientific problems while developing critical thinking skills through problem-based learning.

In USJ’s online graduate Biology program, students will learn to anticipate outcomes of their work while exploring new areas of science and designing, implementing, and evaluating scientific investigations. Students will practice assessing, interpreting, and understanding their data, ultimately developing the ability to comprehend and explain the principles of biology, both conceptually and quantitatively.


Students complete their 30 credits of coursework online and may transfer six credits of previous Biology-related coursework into the program. By taking courses year-round over three semesters students will be able to complete their Master of Science degree within two years.


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