Microbiology & Immunology

College

  • Center City Campus
  • College of Life Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science

Program Length
1.5 - 4 years

Program Type

  • On Campus

Prerequisites
BS/BA  |  See more

Program Contact

Name: Aleksandra Snyder, PhD
Position: Program Director

233 S. 10th Street
Bluemle Life Sciences Building, Room 509B
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Telephone: 215-503-1573

Admissions

Name: Office of Admissions
Department: Jefferson - Center City Campus

130 S. Ninth Street
Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Telephone: 215-503-4400

The MS in Microbiology & Immunology Program offers choices for career specialization with flexible schedules, professional training for academic credit and academic preparation for national professional certification.

Application Process & Deadlines

Applications for our Master's Programs are considered on a rolling-admissions basis throughout the year, and newly matriculated students may begin coursework in any academic term. 

A decision is typically reached two to three weeks from the time the application is complete. 

We have partnered with UniCAS, a central application service, to collect and manage our applications. Fall 2019 applications are now available.

Deadlines

DECEMBER 15 - Spring
APRIL 15 - Summer
AUGUST 15 - Fall

Application Requirements & Instructions

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Microbiology & Immunology 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. 

Curriculum