Biotechnology

MS

  • Careers in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, health care, & more
  • Blend science with communication, management, analytical reasoning
  • 5-year B.S. to M.S. or 2-year M.S. track

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The M.S. Biotechnology program will prepare you for careers in broad fields related to biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, health care, as well as many others. This professional science master’s (PSM) program is an interdisciplinary graduate degree that blends modern science education with communication skills, management and business understanding, and analytical reasoning. The present market for scientists with a MS Biotechnology degree is strong, due to the fact that master’s level biotech and pharmaceuticals workers can handle many of the needs for a given company, such as laboratory discovery research in addition to roles in management. A Professional Science Master’s -based M.S. Biotechnology degree is ideal for mid- and upper-level technical/lab research and business-management/research positions in private, public and government sectors, as well for academic instructor positions in academia. If you are considering a doctoral degree as part of your future goals, this degree is also more attractive to medical, veterinary and dental schools. Finally, the M.S. Biotechnology degree will give you graduate training without investing the time required for a Ph.D.

More About This Degree

Marywood Science faculty are highly qualified and dedicated professionals. All full-time faculty hold doctorates from prestigious universities. Their current research programs include the following:

  • T cell immunobiology and transplantation alternatives

  • Wildlife biology genomics

  • Proteomics and genomics of potential bioterrorist agents

  • Environmental toxicology: cancer, and chemical pollutants in area lakes

  • Gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes

The M.S. Biotechnology program is housed primarily in the Center for Natural and Health Sciences (CNHS), which is equipped with five laboratories, computer/bioinformatics labs and a multimedia auditorium. Labs include a new biotechnology teaching and research space. Recent grant awards from the National Science Foundation and from Sanofi Pasteur (Swiftwater, PA) have further strengthened the CNHS facilities.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

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