An unparalleled boom in biotechnology and pharmaceutical science has created a strong national and regional demand for scientists and engineers with expertise in biotechnology, bioinformatics, and regulatory science. The vibrancy of the biopharmaceutical industry nationally is illustrated by the predicted growth in jobs for biotechnology scientists in the decade ahead.
Why Biotechnology at Northeastern?
Technical careers in this biotech industry require interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that are not normally acquired in standard undergraduate or graduate programs in the sciences and engineering. Northeastern responded to this requirement by creating the interdisciplinary Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in Biotechnology Program launched with seed funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
This program addresses the workforce needs of the biotech industry through rigorous interdisciplinary training that includes both course and lab work coupled with industrial co-op experiences.