Experiential Master of Science in Biotechnology
(1-Year)

Gain the advanced scientific knowledge and real-world business skills in our Experiential Master of Science in Biotechnology that today’s biotechnology employers want.

$97K

Median annual salary for biotechnology professionals (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019)

94%

Northeastern graduates that land industry-related jobs

94%

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)

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.

Commitment

  • 1 year
  • Full-time
  • On campus in Boston

International Students

Program meets F1 Visa Requirements

Find out what additional documents are required to apply here.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Domestic: August 1
  • Spring Domestic: December 1
  • Fall International:  July 1
  • Spring International: November 1
  • International currently on a F1 visa in the US:
    • Fall: July 15
    • Spring: November 1

Requirements

  • Online application
  • Application fee
  • All transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Resumé
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

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Visit the Course Catalog and click “More” for a detailed list of program requirements.

Unique Features

  • 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.

Career Outlook

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.

Learn more about the application process and requirements.