St. John's College of Liberal Arts and SciencesQueens Campus
Earn a master's degree in Scientific Literacy and Integrity from St. John's University in New York City and prepare for a career as a technical writer, grant writer, research laboratory manager, or health care coordinator!
This program will begin fall 2021.
Through the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Scientific Literacy and Integrity at St. John’s University, you train as a professional with the ability to analyze and articulate clearly what is while also developing the ethical and aesthetic values to imagine and help realize what might be.
This 30-credit interdisciplinary master’s program provides students with undergraduate preparation in the natural and social sciences the opportunity to develop leadership skills and acquire communication, analytical, and reasoning skills to address the current challenges of scientific research.
The program at St. John’s – featuring a multidisciplinary approach and access to research opportunities – fills a novel niche of market demand for technical writers, grant writers, medical scientists, and health care coordinators who will play vital roles in scientific policy and publishing.
Alison Hyslop, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Graduate Division
Associate Professor, Chemistry
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
718-990-1315 [email protected]
The M.A. in Scientific Literacy and Integrity welcomes applicants with undergraduate preparation in the natural and social sciences.
Applicants must present a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0, two letters of recommendation, and a personal statement indicating why Scientific Literacy and Integrity is their program of choice. No Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required.
Graduate Admission InformationOffice of Graduate Admission
The M.A. in Scientific Literacy and Integrity requires 30 credits of graduate coursework selected in consultation with a faculty advisor and the completion of either a thesis or capstone project.
St. John’s University offers competitive graduate assistantships to qualified full-time applicants. These positions typically include tuition remission and a stipend. Read more about Graduate Assistantships.
Graduate Financial Aid
Learn more about additional forms of financial aid available to St. John’s graduate students.
The M.A. in Scientific Literacy and Integrity at St. John’s fills a need for scientists demonstrating competencies in communication, analysis, and reasoning.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes the employment of technical writers (including scientific writers) is projected to grow 8 percent through 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. As a graduate with an M.A. in Scientific Literacy and Integrity, you will also be prepared to become a natural science manager, a field projected to grow by 6 percent through 2028. You will also be qualified to serve as a medical and health services manager or clinical and health information coordinator, a field projected to grow by 18 percent through 2028.
Your thesis research or capstone project will further distinguish you in the job market as a candidate with vision, keen understanding, and integrity.