Experiential Master of Science in Biotechnology

Gain the advanced scientific knowledge and real-world business skills in our Experiential Master of Science in Biotechnology that 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)

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
  • Full-time
  • On campus in Boston

International Students

Program meets F1 Visa Requirements

Find out what additional documents are required to apply here.

Tuition and Financing

Get information on program tuition and fees here.

Learn about financing your education here.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Domestic: August 15
  • 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


  • 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.