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Seton Hall University
Master of Science (M.S.)


Seton Hall invested $35 million into renovating McNulty Hall — home of the Biological Sciences department — for one clear reason: Seton Hall is a state-of-the-art research and teaching center, strongly committed to scientific discovery. Inside this innovative center, you’ll prepare for a career in academia or the biotechnology industry or enter a Ph.D. program. Choose from a laboratory experience–based program (with a research thesis) or a coursework-oriented degree (with a library thesis). Evening and weekend classes are available to accommodate both full-time and part-time students in this STEM-designated program.

What Can I Do with a Master's in Microbiology?

With a Master's in Microbiology from Seton Hall University, students can build their careers across numerous rewarding career. New Jersey's renowned pharmaceutical industry, dense with leading firms, employs graduates into roles centered on innovative research, drug development, and vaccine formulation. Being close to this pharmaceutical and biotechnology hub, Seton Hall offers unique networking, internship, and employment opportunities, which are invaluable for those aiming for a career in industry. Beyond the commercial sector, the degree can also pave the way for a career in academia and research. Students can pursue teaching roles at secondary or post-secondary levels or even further their studies towards a Ph.D., with the eventual goal of becoming faculty members, researchers, or administrators within academic institutions. Whether it's the bustling labs of New Jersey's pharmaceutical giants or the halls of academia, a M.S. in Microbiology from Seton Hall provides a comprehensive foundation for multiple career trajectories.

By the Numbers

  • 2 Degree Track Options
  • 18 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


This STEM-designated degree trains students in basic research and teaching. Courses span biostatistics, molecular biology, immunology, microbiology and virology. For at least four semesters, every student must attend weekly seminars with guest speakers and opportunities to discuss research projects. In addition to classroom and seminar experiences, you’ll also find research training through programs maintained by our faculty and collaborative programs with local biotechnology, pharmaceutical and academic institutions.

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, 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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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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