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Master’s Degrees in Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences

699 Yearly Graduations
$33,500 Median Salary
$59,034 Median Debt
There are 120 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a master's degree in cell biology. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 33% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 12.9% of cell biology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Cell Biology Majors

In 2018-2019, 699 master's degrees were awarded to cell biology majors. This earns it the #128 spot on the list of the most popular master's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in cell biology at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 4,135
Doctor’s Degree 778
Master’s Degree 699
Associate’s Degree 45
Graduate Certificate 11
Basic Certificate 3

Earnings of Cell Biology Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in cell biology is $33,500. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $33,500 to a high of $33,500.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in cell biology is $59,034. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $91,336 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $49,758.

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The median monthly payment of a cell biology graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $688.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in cell biology. About 56.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 304
Women 395
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Cell Biology

The racial-ethnic distribution of cell biology master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 91
Black or African American 44
Hispanic or Latino 51
White 352
International Students 90
Other Races/Ethnicities 71
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Cell Biology Master's Degree Students

There are 120 colleges that offer a master’s degree in cell biology. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
52 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tulane University of Louisiana tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for cell biology majors who are seeking their master's degree. Roughly 12,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,760 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,918 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 52 master's degrees were handed out to cell biology majors at Tulane. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

#2

University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware
50 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Delaware comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in cell biology. Roughly 23,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,164 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 people received their master's degree in cell biology from UD. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

#3

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
48 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for cell biology majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Southern California. Roughly 48,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 master's degrees were handed out to cell biology majors at USC. Of these students, 48% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

New York University

New York, New York
44 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for cell biology majors who are seeking their master's degree is New York University. Each year, around 52,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 people received their master's degree in cell biology from NYU. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 45% were women.

#5

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina
29 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Duke University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in cell biology. Each year, around 16,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,880 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,680 per year.

The cell biology program at Duke University awarded 29 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 59% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

27 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for cell biology majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus. Each year, around 24,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,786 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 master's degrees were handed out to cell biology majors at CU Anschutz. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 59% were women.

#7

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
21 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for cell biology majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Arizona. Each year, around 44,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,938 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 master's degrees were handed out to cell biology majors at University of Arizona. Of these students, 57% were women and 57% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Lincoln Memorial University

Harrogate, Tennessee
21 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lincoln Memorial University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in cell biology. Roughly 4,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $22,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,093 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their master's degree in cell biology from LMU. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 52% were women.

#9

University of New Haven

West Haven, Connecticut
17 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of New Haven is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in cell biology. Roughly 6,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,920 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 people received their master's degree in cell biology from University of New Haven. About 47% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
17 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Yale University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in cell biology. Each year, around 13,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $43,300 per year.

The cell biology program at Yale University awarded 17 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 59% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

17 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for cell biology majors who are seeking their master's degree is Wright State University - Main Campus. Each year, around 12,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,073 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,298 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 master's degrees were handed out to cell biology majors at Wright State University - Main Campus. Of these students, 41% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

17 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Nebraska Medical Center comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in cell biology. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,040 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,964 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 master's degrees were handed out to cell biology majors at UNMC. About 41% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Norfolk, Virginia
16 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Eastern Virginia Medical School comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in cell biology. Roughly 1,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their master's degree in cell biology from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 81% were women.

#14

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
15 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Connecticut is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in cell biology. Roughly 27,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,798 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,300 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 master's degrees were handed out to cell biology majors at UCONN. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#14

The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, Texas
15 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Dallas is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in cell biology. Each year, around 29,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,874 per year.

The cell biology program at The University of Texas at Dallas awarded 15 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 80% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

14 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbia University in the City of New York comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in cell biology. Each year, around 31,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,763 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,600 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 master's degrees were handed out to cell biology majors at Columbia. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 57% were women.

13 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in cell biology. Roughly 1,500 attend the school each year. The cell biology program at Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center awarded 13 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 77% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska
13 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Creighton University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in cell biology. Each year, around 8,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,630 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,128 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 master's degrees were handed out to cell biology majors at Creighton. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 54% were women.

#17

Brandeis University

Waltham, Massachusetts
13 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brandeis University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in cell biology. Each year, around 5,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,340 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,940 per year.

The cell biology program at Brandeis University awarded 13 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#17

D'Youville College

Buffalo, New York
13 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

D'Youville College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in cell biology. Roughly 3,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $27,040 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,892 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 master's degrees were handed out to cell biology majors at D'Youville College. About 69% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to cell biology that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Biology 6,495
Ecology & Systematics Biology 2,138
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 1,642
Biotechnology 1,469
Other Biological Sciences 1,462

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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