Master of Science in Biotechnology
Join the forefront of discovery and accelerate your career with a Master of Science in Biotechnology.
Employment in master’s-level occupations is projected to grow by almost 17 percent from 2016 to 2026, the fastest of any education level. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
A master’s degree holder can expect to earn an average of 20 percent more than someone who has only earned their bachelor’s degree. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021).
The average U.S. bioscience worker earned nearly $99,000 in 2016, 85% greater than the average for the overall private sector. (BIO, 2018).
Northeastern’s Master of Science in Biotechnology is a professional master’s program, an innovative, nonthesis 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. This program is designed to prepare graduates to innovate, collaborate, and lead as research, managerial, or technical professionals in a wide range of biotechnology specialties. Learn more here.
- 2-3 years
- Full-time & part-time offerings
- On-campus in Boston, Online, On-campus in Toronto, Online
- 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
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Delve into your future career path on co-op
Students in the MS in Biotechnology program gain real-world knowledge, awareness, perspective, and confidence during a three- to six-month graduate co-op in industry, academia, or government. As the recognized leader in experiential learning and a trusted source of high-caliber students, Northeastern boasts a network of more than 3,000 public and private sector co-op locations on seven continents. Recent biotechnology co-op placements have included Biogen Idec, EMD Serono/Millipore, Harvard Medical School, Medimmune, Momenta Pharmaceuticals, New England Biolabs, Regeneron, Novartis, and Genzyme, among others. Learn more here.
Earning a degree at Northeastern opens the door to a network of more than 275,000 alumni and 3,350+ employer partners, including government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and global nongovernmental organizations. As a result, our community expands continents, furthering our commitment to global, lifelong connections. Learn more here.
National Professional Science Master’s Association recognition
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