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Northeastern’s MS in Biotechnology, a certified Professional Master of Science program, is an innovative, non-thesis graduate degree program. It combines advanced interdisciplinary training in biotechnology, biology, chemistry, and pharmaceutical sciences with the development of high-value business skills critical to success in today’s dynamic workplace. Graduates are prepared to innovate, collaborate, and lead as research, managerial, or technical professionals in a wide range of biotechnology specialties.

Interdisciplinary Curriculum

The MS in Biotechnology curriculum is interdisciplinary between the Departments of Biology and Chemistry and Chemical Biology in the College of Science and the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Students choose from four concentrations in which core courses are combined with elective study matched with their specialization. All concentrations give students the opportunity to participate in hands-on lab experience, take part in independent work in research labs, and complete a co-op assignment with a leading industry employer. Current program concentrations include:

Prof Science Masters 1Certified Professional Science Master’s Program

The Professional Master of Science (PSM) certification is awarded to interdisciplinary graduate degree programs designed to enable students to pursue advanced training and excel in science without a PhD while simultaneously developing professional business knowledge and capabilities without acquiring an 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 sought by employers for their 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.

Respected Faculty

Northeastern’s MS in Biotechnology program is taught by respected faculty who are also senior leaders in the field. They bring extensive experience, first-hand knowledge of industry trends, and assure that the curriculum is rigorous, current, and relevant.

Industrial Advisory Board representatives from:

Alkermes, Inc.
Biogen Idec
Celdara Medical
Cyta Therapeutics, Inc.
EMD Serono Research Institute
Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research, Inc.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals International Co.
Tracy BioConsulting

The program’s exceptional faculty features some of Northeastern University’s renowned experts such as Dr. Jeff Agar, whose lab has developed a technique for metabolic labeling for quantitative MS.

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