Why should I apply to Northeastern’s Biotechnology Master’s Program?

Our program incorporates practical coursework in advanced science and business with participation in the university’s groundbreaking co-op program preparing you for today’s and tomorrow’s jobs in the biotech industry.

What is the importance of co-op?

Northeastern’s co-op program offers exciting real world opportunities to advance your career in the biotechnology industry. Learn more here.

Is the program full or part-time?

Applications are accepted for both full and part-time for the Boston campus and online. Learn more here.

Are courses offered on ground and online?

Both – full details here.

I work during the day. Will I be able to attend classes?

The program was designed to accommodate working students. On ground classes are scheduled for the late afternoon or evening. Most classes begin at 5 p.m. or later. Courses are also delivered online.

How long does it take to complete the program?

For students who attend full-time, two to two-and-a-half years. Students who attend part-time usually take one or two courses per semester typically completing the program in three to four years.

What if I am missing a pre-requisite course? Can I still apply?

Yes. Missing the pre-requisites is not a barrier to application for any potential applicant. However, if accepted, the missing pre-requisites must completed by a specific date. More details here.

What is a professional science master’s?

The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) is a Master of Science degree that combines courses in advanced science, math, or technology with business and professional skills courses and real world hands-on training. It is a non-thesis program.

What degree will I be awarded when I graduate?

You will be awarded a Master of Science (MS) in Biotechnology.