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

Contact Information

Program Director/Academic Advisor

Name: Aleksandra Snyder, PhD

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

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Program Coordinator

Name: Alexandra Whitman

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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.

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 a capstone project

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