As a recognized Professional Science Masters program, William Paterson's M.S. in Biotechnology offers a unique balance of advanced science training and business/leadership development that will advance your career in biopharma, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare, forensic, cosmetic, food, agriculture, environmental and other science-intensive industries.
Recognized by the National Professional Science Masters Association, a degree in MS Biotechnology at WPU will:
Flexibility around your schedule. The M.S. in Biotechnology is a 30-credit professional science graduate program. Flexibility comes with day, evening and online course options. For those looking to finish the degree quickly, completion in 1.5, or the traditional 2 years is possible. For those with busy work/life schedules, the program can be completed part-time taking one course per semester and /or an online course in summer sessions.
Coursework includes uniquely hands-on technical courses in Genomics & Bioinformatics, Gene Expression, Cell & Tissue Culture, Recombinant DNA Technology, and Protein Biochemistry, and theoretical and traditional laboratory courses in areas such as Structural Biology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and Bioethics. Required courses in Project Management and Research Methods, and elective options in Business and Professional Communication, provide a breadth of professional development.
Knowledge and skills acquired include technical, scientific, problem-solving and critical thinking, business practices, teamwork, project/team management, quantitative analysis, leadership and strategic thinking, ethics and responsible conduct. Graduates are prepared for success in biopharma, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare, forensic, cosmetic, food, agriculture, environmental and other science-intensive industries.
M.S. Biotechnology alumni are employed at:
While others are attending various PhD, medical, and dental programs.
Industry positions directly after graduation have included:
In addition to the University’s admission requirements:
August 1st: Fall semester
December 1st: Spring semester*International students are advised to apply by:April 1st: Fall (September intake)November 1st: Spring (January intake)
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