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
- 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. Learn more about PSM on their website.
Office of Admissions
Phone: (215) 503-4400
Assistant Coordinator for Master Programs in the Basic Sciences & Graduate Center Programs
Phone: (215) 503-5799
James McGettigan, PhD
Address: 466 Jefferson Alumni Hall
1020 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 503-4629