Experiential Master of Science in Biotechnology
Gain the advanced scientific knowledge and real-world business skills today’s biotechnology employers want.
Median annual salary for biotechnology professionals (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019)
Northeastern graduates that land industry-related jobs
Growth in biotechnology industry in MA in last 15 years while the industry as a whole is suspected to grow 14% by 2022. (Massbio, 2020)
Earn your Master's in Biotechnology in one year
To capitalize on the explosive growth and career opportunities in the biotechnology field, Northeastern is excited to offer a 1-year Experiential Master of Science in Biotechnology on our Boston campus. Boston is a hotspot for biotechnology with 1000+ biotechnology companies located in the Boston area.
In just one year, you can earn your master’s degree through this uniquely Northeastern, intensive, work-based, experience-driven program. In the classroom, you’ll learn the must-have skills to thrive in today’s biotech workplace, with industry experts serving as your faculty.
You’ll hone those skills through several experiential-learning opportunities—including two signature lab courses, a co-op, and a Capstone project—allowing you to build your resumé as you learn. At the end of your year, you’ll be armed with a portfolio of your work and be ready to begin or grow your career faster.
Need more flexibility?
We also offer a MS in Biotechnology program that can be part-time, either in Boston or online for a duration of 2-3 years for students that need more flexibility and would like to spread out the coursework.
- 1 year
- On campus in Boston
How to Apply
Learn more about the application process and requirements here.
Tuition is $42,000
We offer a variety of resources, including scholarships and assistantships.
- Fall: August 1
- Spring: December 1
- Online application
- Application fee
- All transcripts
- Personal statement
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
Program meets F1 Visa Requirements
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- Earn your degree in just three semesters.
- Learn in-demand skills, including technical, business, regulatory, and data analysis, making you a well-rounded professional poised for leadership roles.
- Participate in several real-world experiences, including two signature lab courses, a co-op, and a Capstone project.
- Join a program integrated with industry partners.
- Create a comprehensive portfolio of your work, displaying your skills and experience.
Learn today’s in-demand skills as you prepare to play a pivotal role in genomics, drug discovery, cancer therapy, and more. Our academic programs have achieved international recognition, and our experience-driven opportunities allow you to put classroom concepts to work in an in-demand career. And we’re proud that 94% of students in our program have received job offers after graduation.
Your curriculum includes a semester-long lab course with a 1-week residency and several experience-driven projects throughout the program. Lab courses leverage single-use bioreactors, mass spectrometry, and other industry-relevant technologies.
A powerful network
During the program, you’ll tap into our biotechnology network of alumni and industry partners that include leading organizations like Genzyme, Biogen, Pfizer, Takeda, Amgen, and Novartis. Students who complete the program will be able to innovate and lead in research, managerial, and technical positions in the biotech industry.