Admissions

Interested applicants, please make an appointment with Prof. Jacqueline Piret, of the Department of Biology, to discuss whether this program is right for you. This page has her advising hours here.

Following this, make an appointment with Ms. Cynthia Bainton for instructions on how to apply. Applications will be through the College of Science Graduate Admissions Office.

As part of the application process, meet with your undergraduate academic advisor in order to develop an individualized plan for the Biotech MS listing courses to be taken each semester as an undergraduate student. The plan is a required piece of the application.

Admissions Requirements

  • Application (online submission only)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Biotechnology pre-requisite form
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (B) or better
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate courses (you do not need to send official Northeastern transcripts). International applicants may have to provide official evaluated transcripts.
  • Three letters of recommendation. (Recommendations cannot be submitted via Interfolio or any third party.)

All pieces of the application package, such as transcripts, must be submitted online. However, official transcripts can be mailed to:

Northeastern University
College of Science Graduate Admissions
206 Mugar Life Sciences
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
USA

Prerequisites

Applicants to the PlusOne Biotechnology program must be enrolled at Northeastern, be a biochemistry, biology, chemistry, or CPS biotechnology major, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants should be enrolled in or have recently completed Biochemistry (BIOL 2323/2324). Applicants should also have completed at least one co-op preferably in the biotechnology industry or in an academic laboratory involved in biotechnology research. Thus at the completion of the PlusOne program, graduates will have had a total of three co-op experiences: two undergraduate co-ops (at least one of which is in the biotechnology industry) plus one graduate co-op or three undergraduate co-ops (at least two of which were in the biotechnology industry). If a student is working, he/she will perform the graduate co-op at his/her place of employment.

Admission is for Fall and Spring semesters.

Applications are reviewed as they are received with a deadline of August 15 for Fall and December 15 for Spring.

Applications should be submitted no earlier than the applicants 4th semester, but no later than August 15/December 15 prior to the start of the applicant’s senior year.Complete applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Please note: The College of Science reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission at any time prior to or after enrollment if one or more of the following occur:

  1. There is a discrepancy between the unofficial or self-reported transcript and/or test scores submitted at the time of application and the official transcripts and/or  test scores received by the College of Science.
  2. Applicant does not submit final transcript showing conferral of a bachelor’s, master’s, first professional or equivalent degree from an accredited institution within 30 days of matriculation.
  3. Transcript evaluation indicates that the degree received is not equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s, master’s, or first professional degree from an accredited institution.
  4. Applicant fails to meet the deadlines and/or other credential requirements of the degree program to which applicant applied.