On-the-ground program: application for applicants needing a visa or those wanting to be considered for scholarship due 5/1. Application for all other applicants due 7/1.
Hybrid (online/on-the-ground) program: we are now welcoming applicants at our Seattle Graduate Campus. Students take courses part-time. International applicants are not eligible to apply. Applications for fall due 7/1.
Link Seattle Graduate Campus to http://www.northeastern.edu/seattle/
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. In Massachusetts alone there are over 400 biotechnology companies employing nearly 50 thousand workers and generating an annual payroll of over $5 billion. The vibrancy of the biopharmaceutical industry nationally is illustrated by the predicted growth in jobs for chemical scientists in the decade ahead. This growth more than offsets predicted declines in the other fields in which chemists have traditionally been employed:
2006-16 National Employment Matrix, 2007, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, D.C. (http://www.bls.gov/emp/empoils.htm).
Our goal is to respond to regional and national needs for a stronger scientific workforce by preparing our students with the biotechnology expertise and professional skills they need to be immediately productive in industrial, governmental, and clinical settings.
The Biotechnology Professional Science Master's (PSM) degree is an innovative graduate degree designed to allow students to pursue advanced training and excel in science while simultaneously developing highly-valued business skills without acquiring a PhD or MBA. PSM programs are characterized by instruction in advanced science or mathematics, business courses, and a graduate co-op providing a "real world" work experience. Graduates are referred to as "T-shaped" professionals with both deep knowledge of a specific discipline and broad knowledge of the communications and relational skills necessary to excel in any business and adapt to a changing workplace. The Biotechnology PSM is a non-thesis, non-research degree.
Visit the Biotechnology Programs website.
Our major educational objective for students is the attainment of a common core of knowledge in biotechnology, with particular emphasis on their ability to integrate knowledge across disciplinary boundaries. Specific track objectives are to provide students with didactic and practical knowledge:
- in protein analytical approaches and methodologies for activities and functions of biopharmaceuticals (Biopharmaceutical Analytical Sciences)
- in formulation development and drug product manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals (Pharmaceutical Technologies)
- in development and optimization of drug substance manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals (Process Sciences)
The program may be pursued on a full or part-time basis. Students are required to maintain a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) or better to remain in good standing in the Program and must complete 34 credits including the graduate co-op work experience in order to graduate.
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The graduate co-op (internship) experience is the major "real-world" component of our program. Under the supervision of the graduate co-op coordinator each student will complete one co-op that will provide him/her with an invaluable opportunity to gain professional training and experience in industrial, governmental, and clinical settings. The co-op is three to six months in length, depending on the requirements of the employment site.