Graduate study in the Biology Department provides a tailored experience for each student, including independent research in our major areas of strength: molecular microbiology, cell and molecular biology, aging and regenerative biology, and biomechanics, neurobiology and behavior.

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PhD in Biology

The PhD program provides both a broad background knowledge base and an in-depth study of a specialized area of biology. You can choose to pursue a concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology or Molecular Microbiology.

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MS in Biotechnology

The Biotechnology Program delivers a unique and cutting-edge degree by combining advanced science education with opportunities to interact with leading practitioners in the biomedical and pharmaceutical community in Boston and around the world.

MS in Bioinformatics

The degree program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology provides cross-disciplinary training in biology, computer science, and informational technology for today’s cutting-edge jobs in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

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Non-degree Graduate Study

Students who have already earned, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree, may apply for graduate special student status in order to take graduate-level courses without enrollment in a graduate degree program at Northeastern.

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Hannover Exchange

The Department of Biology at Northeastern University and the Department of Biology at the University of Hannover in Germany have a student exchange program that enriches the research experiences of our graduate students.


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