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Program in Molecular and Cell Biology Quinnipiac University

  • Hamden, CT
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 53%47%
    student ratio
  • 45
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • July 30
    fall application deadline
  • 41%
    acceptance rate
  • 1 Degree
    degrees/awards offered

Overview

Quinnipiac University -- A Top Ranked University

Quinnipiac University consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in "U.S. News and World Report's" America's Best Colleges issue, which named Quinnipiac as the top up-and-coming school, and 12th overall among schools with master's programs in the Northern Region. Quinnipiac is also recognized in "The Princeton Review's" The Best 376 Colleges. "Wired" has rated Quinnipiac as top 10 among the most connected colleges in America.

Quinnipiac University offers 21 master's degree programs, including a Master of Science (M.S.) in Molecular and Cell Biology degree program.

Master of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology

Quinnipiac University's Master of Science (M.S.) in Molecular and Cell Biology prepares students for in-demand research careers. The development of recombinant DNA technology has led to the new field of biotechnology and an increased demand for specialists. The M.S. in Molecular Biology and Cell Biology graduate program prepares students for technical positions in biomedical research in the burgeoning field of molecular and cell biology.

The new biotechnology applies molecular biology and cell biology to the detection and treatment of human disease and is now a major division of pharmaceutical research laboratories and other research laboratories where demand for specialists is high. For technicians currently working in pharmaceutical research labs and other industry labs, the master's program enhances knowledge of state-of-the-art research techniques.

A Comprehensive Curriculum

The 34-credit program combines specialized training in laboratory research with a broad education necessary to function in this exciting and rapidly growing field. Quinnipiac's core curriculum provides comprehensive training in advanced biochemistry, molecular genetics, cell biology, and laboratory methods. In addition to core courses, students select from nearly 40 elective courses that cover a wide spectrum of biotechnology areas such as industrial microbiology, virology, immunology, cancer research, oncology, and molecular pathology.

The master's program is offered with a thesis or non-thesis option. Students choosing to complete master's theses can conduct original laboratory research under the guidance of faculty members either on campus or in an industrial or hospital setting.

An Experienced Faculty

Professors within the program at Quinnipiac are dedicated to helping students succeed as biotechnology specialists. These professors provide an excellent foundation for students who intend to pursue studies in professional health care fields and doctoral programs. Program professors and instructors offer the specialized training and individual attention students need to prepare for positions in pharmaceutical and research laboratories.

Faculty members have a wide range of research interests. Professor Charlotte I. Hammond studies colicin production in E.coli, has purified RNA polymerases in yeast, cloned oncogenes, assayed viral production in teratocarcinoma cells, isolated protein kinase genes in yeast, identified genes critical for biofilm production, and isolated genomic DNA from leeches to confirm phylogenetic assignments.

Professor Dennis J. Richardson is Recording Secretary of the Helminthological Society of America. His primary research focuses on the epizootiology, taxonomy, and systematics of the Acanthocephalan genera Oligacanthorhynchus, Leptorhynchoides, and Centrorhynchus. He also currently studies human helminthology in Cameroon with the Bawa Health Initiative.

Professor Deborah J. Clark is President of The New England Faculty Development Consortium (NEFDC). A world-renowned expert on proteins in bacterial and parasitic worms, Professor Clark also studies learning in lower and upper level biology courses and the role of teaching and research centers on learning outcomes.

An Excellent Job Forecast

The U.S. Department of Labor expects the number of jobs for professionals in cell biology to grow by 31% between 2010 and 2020, a much faster rate of growth than other physical science occupations. The Department of Labor also reports that median salary for cell biologists is above average for M.S. holders in the physical sciences. This margin is projected to grow.

A Beautiful Campus

Quinnipiac University is spread across 3 suburban campuses located in Hamden, CT, just north of New Haven, approximately midway between Boston and New York City. The main campus in York Hill is adjacent to Sleeping Giant State Park, known for its extensive Cliffside vistas and rugged topography. York Hill is a green campus, noted for having the first wind farm integrated into a university. Other nearby campus areas include a new sports arena, student center, and graduate classroom facilities.


Location & Contact

Program in Molecular and Cell Biology

Quinnipiac University

275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518-1940
United States

Dr. Michelle Geremia

Director

Email: michelle.geremia@quinnipiac.edu

Office of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 800-462-1944
Fax: 203-582-3443
Email: graduate@quinnipiac.edu

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Cell Biology Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 19
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

41% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 43
    • Accepted 18
    • Acceptance Rate 41
    • Enrolled 7
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $45
    • Application Fee - International $45
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline July 30th April 15th Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline December 15th September 15th Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesbachelor's degree in biological, medical, or health sciences; minimum GPA of 2.75
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 575 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$666.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJune 1
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students45
    • Female Percentage53%
    • Male Percentage47%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students45
    • Part-time Percentage47%
    • Full-time Percentage53%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino13%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian60%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native3%
    • Asian10%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown14%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty31
    • Full-time Percentage39%
    • Part-time Percentage61%
    • Female Percentage45%
    • Male Percentage55%


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