|Program Name||Master of Science in Biotechnology, Biopharmaceutical Analytical Sciences Track|
|College Name||College of Science|
|Entry Terms||Fall 2014: September 3, 2014|
|Credits Required for Graduation||34 Semester Hours|
|Application||Apply | View Admissions Requirements|
|Download Program Overview||Master of Science in Biotechnology (PDF)|
The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in Biotechnology aims to educate students with a core scientific and technological knowledge and to equip them with the professional skills necessary for them to rapidly integrate into and become valued members of the global biopharmaceutical workforce.
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 scientists in the decade ahead.
Why Biotechnology at Northeastern?
Technical careers in this biotech industry require interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that are not normally acquired in standard undergraduate or graduate programs in the sciences and engineering. Northeastern responded to this requirement by creating a the interdisciplinary Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in Biotechnology Program launched with seed funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
The program addresses the workforce needs of the biotech industry through rigorous, interdisciplinary training that includes both course and lab work coupled with an industrial co-op experience.
Biopharmaceutical Analytical Sciences Track Objectives
To provide students with didactic and practical knowledge in protein analytical approaches and methodologies for activities and functions of biopharmaceuticals.
Two additional tracks, Process Sciences and Pharmaceutical Technologies, are available at our Boston campus only. Visit the College of Science webpage.