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Arts and Sciences
Master of Science (M.S.)


Whether you’re drawn to research, academia, teaching or business, this S.T.E.M.-designated master’s biology degree program has a track to get you there. Far from a one-size-fits-all model, our flexible degree program prepares students for the careers they want while at the same time training them in basic research and teaching. Choose from numerous degree options, including a neuroscience track, a Ph.D.-focused preparation or a minor in business administration. To further serve our students, evening and weekend classes are available.

The M.S. in Biology degree program at Seton Hall University, known for its strong corporate partnerships with pharmaceutical leaders like Bristol Myers Squibb, integrates extensive research and career opportunities, particularly in cancer research. In collaboration with the Department of Psychology, the neuroscience track focuses on neuropharmacology, enriching students' understanding of brain-behavior dynamics. This program also emphasizes hands-on research opportunities with faculty, enabling students to apply their learning in real-world contexts. These elements enhance the educational experience and equip graduates for success in competitive scientific fields, reflecting Seton Hall’s commitment to cutting-edge research and professional development.

What Can You Do with a Master's in Biology?

With a Master's in Biology from Seton Hall, especially with its concentrations in research and business, graduates can delve into advanced research roles in fields like neuroscience and biotechnology or merge scientific expertise with business acumen to drive innovations in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. This unique blend prepares individuals not only for specialized research positions but also for leadership roles within biotech startups, pharmaceutical companies, and health-related businesses. Beyond research and business, the degree equips graduates for roles in science communication, educational institutions, and policy development, ensuring a versatile and impactful career path.

By the Numbers

  • 3 Degree Track Options
  • 24 Average Number of Students Enrolled in Program
  • 19 Papers Published by Faculty Last Year
  • 27 Conference Presentations by Faculty Last Year
ArtSci By the Numbers

"The Institute of NeuroImmune Pharmacology and Sulie Chang offered me a unique experience. I was able to pursue rigorous doctorate research while maintaining a full-time job in the pharmaceutical industry. My doctoral degree not only provided me with a deep understanding of my field of research, but also the skills needed to advance in the industry: analytical thinking and written communication."

Natasha Homji, Ph.D. ’12


As a foundation, all students study biology and biostatistics. From there, the journey is up to you: Plan A includes a thesis and prepares you for doctoral studies or a research career; B is a more coursework-oriented program; and C includes a minor in business administration, for students interested in the biological and pharmaceutical industries. We also offer a neuroscience track, requiring either a research or library thesis.

Faculty Listing

The Biological Sciences faculty conduct internationally recognized research and innovative, technologically-enhanced instruction. Faculty members have diverse interests in molecular, cell and systems biology, and maintain active research programs sponsored through federal funding from organizations including the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation. Collaborative research programs with local biotechnology, pharmaceutical and academic institutions provide further research training opportunities for students.

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Marian Glenn
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Angela Klaus
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Our Graduate Programs

The College of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to providing graduate programs to educate the professionals, scientists, educators and leaders of the future. Our goal is to impart the skills and knowledge that graduate students need to develop and follow successful career paths and to prepare them to contribute meaningfully to society through service and/or the advancement of knowledge. We believe that an education grounded in the principles of liberal arts and dedicated to societal advancement through research and interdisciplinary studies is the best instrument for producing well-rounded citizens with intentions that are both personally fulfilling and noble.

Contact Us

  • Constantine Bitsaktsis, Ph.D.
    Director of Graduate Studies
  • (973) 761-9532
    [email protected]
  • Michael Dooney, Ph.D.
  • Associate Dean for Graduate Academic Affairs
  • (973) 275-2155
  • [email protected]

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