Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Master's Programs

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
  • 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. Learn more about PSM on their website.

Contact Us

Office of Admissions

Phone:    (215) 503-4400

Eleanor Gorman

Assistant Coordinator for Master Programs in the Basic Sciences & Graduate Center Programs
Phone:    (215) 503-5799

James McGettigan, PhD

Program Director
Address:    466 Jefferson Alumni Hall
                        1020 Locust Street
                        Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone:        (215) 503-4629