Master of Science in Cell and Gene Therapies

Join the forefront of discovery and accelerate your career with a Master of Science in Cell and Gene Therapies.


The College of Science prepares graduates for the future of work. 95% of our graduates secure employment opportunities soon after completing their degree. (2021 graduate survey data)


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).


In New England, jobs related to regenerative medicine are expected to grow by 10.8 percent over the next decade—with salaries for professional workers in related occupations above the national average.

Northeastern University’s Master of Science in Cell and Gene Therapies is an innovative nonthesis degree program that prepares students for the evolving field of cell and gene therapy. The industry-aligned curriculum provides the knowledge and experience to advance your career.

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  • 2-2.5 years
  • Full-time & part-time offerings
  • On-campus in Boston, MA

International Students

Program does meet F1 Visa Requirements

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Tuition and Financing

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Application Deadlines

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Prerequisite – Biology
Online application
Application fee
All transcripts
Personal statement
2 letters of recommendation
Minimum GPA of 3.0
English language proficiency:

  • Degree earned or in progress at a US/Canadian institution
  • Degree earned or in progress at an institution where English is the only medium of instruction
  • Official exam scores from either the TOEFL iBT (institution code is 3682), IELTS, PTE exam, or Duolingo English Test. Scores are valid for 2 years from the test date.

Learn how you can become part of the next generation of leaders in our MS in Cell and Gene Therapies Program Overview on April 4, 2024.

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Get involved in our research

Our faculty are involved in research centers, labs, and institutes including the Institute for Chemical Imaging of Living Systems (CILS), Antimicrobial Discovery Center, Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis, Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine.

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Delve into your future career path on co-op

Students in the MS in Cell and Gene Therapies program gain real-world knowledge, awareness, perspective, and confidence during a four- 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 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.

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Career Outlook

Earning a degree at Northeastern opens the door to a network of more than 300-,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.

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