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Biotechnology (MS)

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Applications to the full-time Boston on-ground program are accepted for Fall semester only. The deadline for Fall 2014 for all applicants needing a visa (international) is May 1, 2014. The deadline for Fall 2014 for all other applicants is August 1, 2014.  Applications to the part-time Boston on-ground program are accepted for both Spring and Fall semesters. The application deadline for Spring 2014 is December 8, 2013. All required material must be postmarked and the application package must be complete by the deadline. Complete applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Admission to the online/hybrid program at Northeastern’s Seattle Graduate Campus is for part-time status only. The application deadline for Spring 2014 is December 8, 2013. The deadline for Fall 2014 is August 1, 2014. All required material must be postmarked and the application package must be complete by the deadline. Complete applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Link Seattle Graduate Campus to http://www.northeastern.edu/seattle/

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.

Curriculum

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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Experiential Learning

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.

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Contact Info

Bouvé Dean's Office
215 Behrakis Health Sciences Center
Tel: 617.373.3323