MS in Biotechnology Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I apply to Northeastern’s Biotechnology Master’s Program?

Our program incorporates practical coursework in advanced science and business with participation in the university’s groundbreaking co-op program. It will give you the knowledge and experience you need to enter the biotechnology industry or to advance your career if you are already there.

What is the importance of co-op?

Northeastern’s co-op program offers exciting real world opportunities to advance your career in the biotechnology industry. Learn more here.

Is the program full or part-time?

Applications are accepted for both full and part-time for the Boston campus and online. Learn more here.

Are courses offered on ground and online?

Both – full details here.

I work during the day. Will I be able to attend classes?

The program was designed to accommodate working students. On ground classes are scheduled for the late afternoon or evening. Most classes begin at 5 p.m. or later. Courses are also delivered online.

How long does it take to complete the program?

For students who attend full-time, two to two-and-a-half years. Students who attend part-time usually take one or two courses per semester typically completing the program in three to four years.

What if I am missing a pre-requisite course? Can I still apply?

Yes. Missing the pre-requisites is not a barrier to application for any potential applicant. However, if accepted, the missing pre-requisites must completed by a specific date. More details here.

What is a professional science master’s?

The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) is an innovative Master of Science degree that combines courses in advanced science, math, or technology with business and professional skills courses and real world hands-on training. It is a non-thesis program.

What degree will I be awarded when I graduate?

You will be awarded a Master of Science (MS) in Biotechnology.