Biology (M.S.)

Biology (M.S.)

Welcome to Rutgers-Camden’s Masters in Biology. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the exciting study and research of diverse biological fields ranging from cell and molecular biology to neuroscience, physiology, and ecology. Completing this program opens doors to various paths including further graduate training through a Ph.D. program, or for employment in research or teaching positions in academia.


For the past half-century, the Department of Biology in Camden has been offering the Master of Science in Biology program. Within this program, you’ll find ample opportunities for strengthening your understanding of a range of biological areas such as cellular and molecular biology, neurobiology, physiology, and ecology, and build your research, analytical, and communication skills while exploring cutting-edge research.

Our research faculty are renowned on an international scale, having received national awards and consistent funding from prestigious federal agencies like the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the American Heart Association. Many of our Graduate faculty members are affiliated with M.S.-Ph.D. programs in New Brunswick, specializing in disciplines such as:

 Cell & Developmental Biology

Ecology & Evolution


Plant Biology

Their projects cover a wide range of fascinating subjects, including RNA evolution, mitochondrial energetics, bacterial shape dynamics, circadian rhythms, developmental biology, adaptive animal evolution, and paleo-ecology.

Our facilities are housed in both the Science and the Joint Health Science buildings. These spaces provide an ideal environment for instruction and research. Our teaching and research laboratories are equipped with a large range of high-quality instrumentation, enabling you to conduct basic and advanced procedures in cytology, physiology, molecular biology, ecology, and environmental analyses.

Program Overview



DEGREEMaster of Science (M.S.)
Accelerated option available
CREDITS30 credits
FORMATFull-time or part-time, on-campus
DURATION4-5 semesters
FUNDINGUniversity and Graduate School Funding Available (Partial Funding Only)

Program in Action

Amy Savage, biology professor, explains the origins of the spotted lanternfly and emphasizes the risks of invasive species, offering ecosystem protection insights.

Nathan Fried, biology assistant teaching professor, researches pain behavior in mice to improve pain treatment and assess new therapeutics in preclinical studies.

In October 2019, Rutgers-Camden and regional universities opened the Joint Health Sciences Center, home to Biology students.

Admissions Requirements



TRANSCRIPTS A transcript showing the completion of an undergraduate degree in the sciences, preferably in biology
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION Three letters of recommendation
PERSONAL STATEMENT A statement of personal, professional, and academic goals
RESUME/CURRICULUM VITAEOptional: resume detailing work or research experience

Application Deadlines

Preference is given to those submitted before the deadline for both decisions and funding opportunities. Applications received after the deadlines will be considered based on available space and budgetary constraints.




Reach Out to Us

Let’s begin a conversation about your academic and professional goals. If you have questions regarding the curriculum, faculty, admission criteria, or committee, please feel free to contact the Graduate Program Director. For administrative inquiries concerning the application process, campus, tuition, and fees, reach out to the Graduate School. We are dedicated to assisting you from application to graduation day.


Dr. Angélica L. González

Graduate Director
(856) 225-6237


Erick E. Watt-Udogu

Assistant Dean, Graduate School-Camden
(856) 225-6149

Take the Next Step.

We invite you to explore the boundless opportunities that await you here, where a world-class faculty, diverse community, and innovative curriculum converge to nurture your intellect and foster your professional growth. Your future starts with a simple yet significant act – learning more about the exceptional programs we offer. So, why wait? Start your application journey with us, and together, we’ll unlock a future filled with possibilities and endless success.