Why Biotechnology?

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 professionals in the decade ahead.

Why Biotechnology at Northeastern?

Technical careers in this biotech industry require interdisciplinary knowledge and skills — scientific, business, and interpersonal expertise not normally acquired in standard undergraduate or graduate programs in the sciences and engineering. Northeastern responded to this requirement by developing its Master of Science in Biotechnology, a certified Professional Science Master’s program, designed to enable students to pursue advanced training and excel in science without a PhD, while simultaneously developing highly-valued business skills without acquiring an MBA.

Taught by respected faculty of dedicated academics and seasoned industry professionals, the program combines rigorous interdisciplinary academics with practical hands-on lab work and real world, industrial co-op assignments through Northeastern’s signature experiential learning program. As a result, graduates are prepared to innovate, collaborate, and lead as research, managerial, or technical professionals in a wide ranges of biotechnology specialties.

Northeastern’s MS in Biotechnology is available at our main campus in Boston and online with residency requirements (defined as a two-week residency at our Boston campus.) Click here for details.

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