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Masters Biology Graduate and Dual Degree Programs

What graduate biology programs are offered at Hofstra?

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

Why Hofstra?

Passion for student mentoring, coursework that emphasizes marketable skills and cutting-edge scientific research are the foundations of our graduate program. 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, microbial ecology, molecular biology, neurobiology, ornithology, parasitology, plant ecology, urban ecology and the scholarship of teaching.

What can you do with a MS or MA in Biology or Urban Ecology?

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.

How many credit hours are required for the MS and MA degrees?

Students who pursue an MS degree will take at least 30 credit hours of combined coursework and mentored independent research. Students who pursue the MA will take a minimum of 33 semester hours of coursework. Please see each program's webpage for details.

You may also download a pdf of the Biology Graduate Student Handbook.

For more information contact:
Dr. Steve Raciti, email
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Biology
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

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