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M.A. and M.S. in Biology

Graduate and Dual Degree Programs

The Department of Biology provides an innovative and high quality education to students pursuing graduate or dual degrees in:

Passion for student mentoring, coursework that emphasizes marketable skills and cutting-edge scientific research are the foundations of our graduate program.

We customize the training of graduate students to meet their professional goals, whether it be to pursue advanced degrees in the health sciences or doctoral programs, or to proceed immediately into a professional career within the biotechnology sector, health professions, governmental and nongovernmental agencies or organizations, and the environmental sector.

During their graduate training, we offer students the opportunity to advance scientific knowledge through their independent research and discovery. Students ask fundamental questions and test hypotheses about life at the cellular, organismal, population, and/or ecosystem levels. We offer areas of research in cell biology, behavior and behavioral evolution, conservation biology, developmental biology, ecology, endocrinology, entomology, evolutionary biology, genetics, microbiology and microbial ecology, molecular biology, neurobiology, ornithology, parasitology, plant ecology, urban ecology and the scholarship of teaching.

For more information contact:
Dr. Nicholas Santangelo, email
Director of Graduate Studies
516-463-7394
Department of Biology
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549