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MS in Biotechnology

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Northeastern’s MS in Biotechnology is a Professional Master of Science (PSM) program, an innovative, non-thesis graduate degree. It combines advanced interdisciplinary training in biotechnology, biology, chemistry, and pharmaceutical sciences with the development of high-value business skills critical to success in today’s dynamic workplace. Graduates are prepared to innovate, collaborate, and lead as research, managerial, or technical professionals in a wide range of biotechnology specialties.


Interdisciplinary Curriculum

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Core courses and electives are in biotechnology, biology, biostatistics, business, chemical engineering, and chemistry. Students choose from four concentrations in which core courses are combined with elective study to match their specialization. All science concentrations feature the opportunity to participate in hands-on lab experience and take part in independent lab research. All concentrations feature aco-op assignment with a leading industry employer. Current program concentrations are:

    Certified Professional Science Master’s Program

    The Professional Master of Science (PSM) certification is awarded to interdisciplinary graduate degree programs designed to enable students to pursue advanced training and excel in science
    without a PhD while simultaneously developing professional business knowledge and capabilities without acquiring an MBA. PSM programs are characterized by instruction in advanced science or mathematics, business courses, and a graduate co-op providing a “real world” work experience. Graduates are sought by employers for their deep knowledge of a specific discipline and broad knowledge of the communications and relational skills necessary to excel in any business and adapt to a changing workplace.

    Respected Faculty

    Northeastern’s MS in Biotechnology program is taught by respected faculty who are also senior leaders in the field. They bring extensive experience, first-hand knowledge of industry trends, and assurance that the curriculum is rigorous, current, and relevant. The program’s exceptional faculty features some of Northeastern University’s renowned experts such as Jeff Agar, whose lab has developed a technique for metabolic labeling for quantitative MS.

    Industrial Advisory Board representatives from:

    Alkermes, Inc.
    Biogen Idec
    Cyta Therapeutics, Inc.
    EMD Serono Research Institute
    Novo Nordisk, Inc.
    Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research, Inc.
    Tracy BioConsulting, LLC

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