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Interested applicants, please make an appointment with Prof. Kostia Bergman or Prof. Jacqueline Piret, both of the Department of Biology, to discuss whether this program is right for you. For their walk-in advising hours go to

Following, make an appointment with Ms. Cynthia Bainton for instructions on how to apply. Applications will be through the Bouvé College Graduate Office. Students will submit an Apply Yourself online application; the fee will be waived; no GRE will be required. Letters of recommendation will also be submitted electronically.

As part of the application process, meet with your Biotech MS academic advisor in order to develop an individualized plan for the Biotech MS listing courses to be taken each semester as an undergraduate student and as a graduate student (this will include all five semesters). The plan is a required piece of the application.

Admissions Requirements
Applications to the Professional Master of Science in Biotechnology Program are to be filled out and submitted via online only. Applications are processed through the Bouvé College of Health Sciences Graduate Admissions Office. All pieces of the application package, such as transcripts, must be submitted to that office.

Northeastern University
Bouvé College Graduate Admissions Office
123 Behrakis Health Sciences Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000

Applicants to the BS Biology or Biochemistry / MS Biotechnology Program must be enrolled at Northeastern, be a biology or biochemistry major in the 5th or 6th semester, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants should be enrolled in or have recently completed Biochemistry (BIOL 2323/2324). Applicants should also have completed BIOL 2301/2302 Genetics and Molecular Biology, CHEM 2313/2314 Organic Chemistry, and at least one co-op preferably in the biotechnology industry or in an academic laboratory involved in biotechnology research. Thus at the completion of the PlusOne program, graduates will have had a total of three co-op experiences: two undergraduate co-ops (at least one of which in was in the biotech industry) plus one graduate co-op or three undergraduate co-ops (at least two of which were in the biotechnology industry). If a student is working, he/she will perform the graduate co-op at his/her place of employment.

Application (online submission only), personal goal statement, resume, pre-requisite form, individualized goal statement

  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (B) or better
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate (Northeastern transcripts must be requested by the applicant). Applicants whose transcripts are not in English must submit their official transcripts to World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) for credentialing.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • The application fee and GRE test requirement are waived.

Admission is for Fall and Spring semesters.
The deadline for Fall 2014 is August 1, 2014. The deadline for Spring 2015 is December 1, 2014. All required material must be postmarked and the application package must be complete by the deadline. Complete applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Please note: The College of Science reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission at any time prior to or after enrollment if one or more of the following occur:

1)  There is a discrepancy between the unofficial or self-reported transcript  and/or test scores submitted at the time of application and the official transcripts and/or  test scores received by the College of Science.
2)  Applicant does not submit final transcript showing conferral of a bachelor’s, master’s, first professional  or equivalent degree from an accredited institution within 30 days of matriculation.
3)  Transcript evaluation indicates that the degree received is not equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s, master’s, or first professional  degree from an accredited institution.
4)  Applicant fails to meet the deadlines and/or other credential requirements of the degree program to which applicant applied.