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Masters Program Descriptions

Biotechnology

The Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry offers a graduate program in Biotechnology leading to the Master’s of Science degree in Biological Sciences. The program emphasizes formal training and immediate participation in research. Students participate in core technical laboratories in protein isolation and characterization, animal and microbial cell culture and recombinant DNA methodology, and participate in individual faculty research projects. A specialization is offered in Stem Cell Biology.

For more information, please visit the Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry’s website here.

Biotechnology Management

The Master of Science Program in Biotechnology Management (MSBTM) is a multi-disciplinary program offered jointly by the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, the Paul Merage School of Business, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering. It is a professional program designed to provide essential training in both science and management. The two-year curriculum emphasizes innovation, and is designed to bridge the gap between the scientific and business sides of the biotechnology industry. Graduates will have the flexibility to enter the job market as scientists, managers, or both.

For more information, please visit the Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry’s website here.

Biological Sciences and Educational Media Design

To meet the increasingly complex challenges facing science and education, highly trained professionals with advanced scientific knowledge and pedagogical techniques coupled with state of the art media design skills will be the science education leaders of the future. The Master of Science in Biological Sciences and Educational Media Design establishes an intensive pathway for training those innovative leaders.

For more information, please visit the Biological Sciences and Educational Media Design website.

Departmental Doctoral Programs

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Neurobiology & Behavior

Departmental graduate programs offer admission directly to a departmental graduate program. Students initiate research with a faculty thesis advisor while they take required coursework and complete other degree requirements. Departmental programs offer an excellent opportunity for students that have decided to work in a specific area or with an individual faculty supervisor.

For more information on the doctoral program in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, click here.

For more information on the doctoral program in Neurobiology & Behavior, click here.

Interdepartmental Doctoral Gateway Programs

Cellular Molecular BioSciences
Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program
Mathematical, Computational and System Biology

Gateway programs offer admission to the doctoral programs affiliated with the Schools of Biological Sciences, Medicine, Physical Sciences, Engineering and Information & Computer Science. Students enroll for the first academic year while they do lab rotations and take required coursework. Then, students select a thesis advisor and transfer to a department and complete remaining degree requirements. Gateway programs offer students excellent opportunities to perform laboratory rotations with any of a large number of faculty participants in that program, and in many areas of biological sciences.

For more information on the doctoral program in Cellular Molecular BioSciences, click here.

For more information on the doctoral program in Neuroscience, click here.

For more information on the doctoral program in Mathematical, Computational and System Biology, click here.

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