• Program Units
  • 34
  • Average Completion Time
  • Just over 2 years
  • Cost Per Unit
  • $645*
  • Program Delivery Format
  • Summer: 2 intensive 3-week classroom courses; Fall and spring: online courses and monthly classroom meetings
  • Accreditation
  • WASC
  • Locations
    • Point Loma
*Based off current tuition rates for 2012-2013


PLNU offers California's only master's degree in general biology designed for educators.

Choose the Program for You:

  • Master of Arts in Biology - Have the flexibility of more electives, including additional biology coursework, research internships, and summer workshops or seminar series. Customize your degree to fit your needs and interests. Students looking to move up into higher levels of biology education are a great fit for an M.A. in biology.
  • Master of Science in Biology - Research in biology education will play a large role in your studies. This choice requires original research and a thesis on some aspect of teaching and learning in biology. Independent students and good writers are a great fit for an M.S. in biology.