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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

When studying biological & life sciences, students learn different characteristics of natural science. Depending on the area of focus, students may study the human body, plant biology, or animal science in order to help with real-world problems.

Spanning 23 countries, North America is continent filled with educational opportunity. Students have the opportunity to learn multiple languages and develop an understanding of vastly different cultures.

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MicroMasters Program in Biobased Sciences for Sustainability (Wageningen University & Research)

edX MicroMasters Programs
Online Full time Part time 42 weeks January 2017 USA Cambridge + 1 more

Learn how to help engineer a biobased future from the top experts in the field at the #1 ranked agricultural university in the world. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences in North America 2017. Average Length: 7 weeks per course Effort: 15-20 hours per week, per course Number Of Courses: 6 Courses in Program Subject: Business & Management, Social Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Science, Chemistry Institution: Wageningen University & Research Institution Offering Credit: Wageningen University & Research Language: English Video Transcripts: English Price (USD): $199 per course Learn how to help engineer a biobased future from the top experts in the field at the #1 ranked agricultural university in the world. The world is moving from using fossil resources to sustainable biobased resources. In this new world, it’s critical to determine if alternative biobased resources have the potential to become truly sustainable and economically viable. For companies in this industry, it’s important to know the challenges that lie ahead. This MicroMasters Program is intended for those currently working in the energy, chemical and biotech industries. It will focus on the use of chemical and biotechnological approaches for the production of energy-carriers, polymers, chemical building blocks and materials from renewable resources and waste streams. Completion of this MicroMasters Program in Biobased Sciences will enable you to discover new resources and help your company make the switch from fossil to renewable, biobased resources. Job Outlook Careers in industries such as: (bio)chemical industry, agrifood water companies, energy producers, logistics, and related governmental and non-governmental organizations Exciting career opportunities for traditionally and newly trained: (Bio)chemical engineers, process engineers, Supply chain manager, Product managers, entrepreneurs, consultants and business developers in a biobased business Research scientist, Microbiologist, Bioprocess specialist The US biobased products Industry Contributes $369 Billion and 4 Million Jobs to American economy EU employment in the Biobased sector accounts for 13.8 million jobs What You'll Learn: Understand the challenges of switching from a fossil fuel based economy to a biobased economy. Understand how to identify suitable raw materials and create valuable new products. Learn how to refine biomass without damaging its valuable components. Perform a functional analysis of potential methods that can be used for refining a resource. Learn how to efficiently convert biobased feedstocks into desired products. Evaluate technological, ethical, societal and economic consequences in the production of biobased products. Judge new innovations on their sustainability and business merits. Apply the circular economy principles to a process or product chain. MicroMasters Program Details How To Earn The MicroMasters Credential Successfully complete and earn a Verified Certificate in six courses. Take Your Credential To The Next Level Accelerate through the Master Biobased Sciences at Wageningen University. You can use your MicroMasters Credential to easily apply for the full on-campus research master programme at Wageningen University and Research (#1 Agricultural University in the World, NTU ranking 2016). The on-campus Master of Biobased Sciences is a 120 ECTS programme that usually takes 2 years to complete. If you have successfully completed the MicroMasters Program you may be able to finish it in just 1,5 years. If you apply, please keep in mind that the following admission criteria are still applicable: BSc degree in a relevant field GPA of > 70% Proven English fluency Courses Biobased Principles and Opportunities Learn why the biobased economy is so important for achieving sustainability and how it can increase company profit and consumer demand. Biobased Processes and Implementation Discover how to use microorganisms and catalysts to create biobased products, and then learn how to market and sell those products. Advanced Biorefinery Learn how to design an effective biorefinery to obtain valuable components from various biobased feedstocks. Advanced Biobased Conversion Design new (bio)catalytic conversion routes to use biobased feedstocks to their highest potential as building blocks. Circular Economy Learn how to design various structures of a biobased supply-chain and how to choose the best alternative based on quantitative analysis. Biobased Sciences for Sustainability Capstone Use the skills and knowledge gained in the Biobased Sciences for Sustainability MicroMasters to design a sustainable biobased process. What is a MicroMasters Program? Developed to advance a career and born from Master's programs of leading universities, MicroMasters programs are a series of higher-level courses recognized by companies for real job relevancy, and may accelerate a Master's degree. [-]

Master of Engineering Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

University of Maryland, A. James Clark School of Engineering
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years September 2017 USA College Park + 1 more

The Graduate Program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offers research and education opportunities leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. [+]

The Graduate Program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offers research and education opportunities leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is well-equipped for graduate research in aerosol science and engineering, biochemical engineering, computational modeling, fluid mechanics and mixing, fuel cell technology, metabolic engineering and systems biology, nanoparticle technology, polymer processing and characterization, polymer reaction engineering, process control, thermodynamics and transport phenomena, and systems research. The Department maintains a distributed computing network consisting of research laboratories and a PC laboratory. Major research facilities including electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and NMR are coordinated through a variety of laboratories. General Requirements Before graduate courses in Chemical Engineering are attempted, the candidate must fulfill certain minimal course prerequisites either by previous experience or by taking selected undergraduate courses. These minimal prerequisites are descibed in the GPA and prerequisite policy page. Some of these prerequisites may be fulfilled by concurrent registration if necessary. No courses numbered below 400 may count towards the minimal 30 credits required for the degree. A maximum of 6 credits of 400 level courses may count towards the degree subject to prior approval by the Graduate Director. Graduate courses with an EMPM designation cannot be used to satisfy the minimum 30 hours without prior permission of the Graduate Director. All graduate students (full and part-time, on and off campus) are expected to attend all research seminars, i.e., those not specifically directed to 1st year students. Students that fail to regularly attend research seminars will receive a notice from the director of graduate studies; extreme cases can be considered insufficient progress towards degree. Exceptions to this requirement will be made on a case-by-case basis by the graduate program committee; such exceptions include off-campus students that demonstrate regular participation in an on-campus seminar series that takes place at a more convenient time, or an off-campus technical seminar series. Students granted this exception should turn in a list of seminars attended to the director of graduate students before the end of each spring and fall semester. The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Enginering's overall expectations for all students enrolled in its graduate program are that they will: make significant scholarly contributions to the field of chemical and biomolecular engineering, which is primarily measured by publications in peer-reviewed journals; and demonstrate an ability to communicate research findings to an audience of their peers in the field of chemical and biomolecular engineering, which is primarily measured by presentations at conferences. These publications and presentations must be documented on the final page(s) of each student's written thesis. For details, see "M.S. Thesis," below. GPA The Graduate School requires students to maintain a 3.0 GPA in all courses for credit since enrollement. The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering further requires that students attain at least a 3.0 GPA in tthe four required graduate core courses–ENCH 610, 620, 630 and 640–where this GPA is computed using the letter+/- system. Typical Plans of Study In principle, a candidate fulfilling all of the General Course requirements can complete the requirements for the Master of Science degree in one year. However, it is unusual for students to complete their program in less than 3 semesters. For candidates having a previous degree in a non-Chemical Engineering technical area, a 2 to 2.5 year program is usually necessary. An example plan of study is given in the M.S. Course Requirement Advising Form (.docx). Individual plans of study will be developed upon request by the Departmental Graduate Director. [-]

Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

The Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology program trains students with scientific, engineering, food, and agricultural backgrounds for leadership and management roles in the dairy foods manufacturing industry. This innovative, one-year master's degree includes coursework in dairy chemistry, dairy microbiology, plant management, project management, leadership, sustainability, and other areas critical to effective dairy plant management. Through the use of experiential and project-based learning, students will develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the international dairy foods industry. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences in North America 2017. About the Program The Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology program trains students with scientific, engineering, food, and agricultural backgrounds for leadership and management roles in the dairy foods manufacturing industry. This innovative, one-year master's degree includes coursework in dairy chemistry, dairy microbiology, plant management, project management, leadership, sustainability, and other areas critical to effective dairy plant management. Through the use of experiential and project-based learning, students will develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the international dairy foods industry. Program of Study Graduate students in the MPS in Dairy Products Technology program are required to complete a prescribed course of study designed to give them an understanding of dairy science and manufacturing, industry structure, unit operations, sanitation, quality control, and regulatory requirements. In addition, students will develop the leadership skills and experience needed to manage and guide teams in a dairy processing environment. Three quarters of on-campus course work are followed by a one-quarter internship related to dairy foods manufacturing. To graduate with the MPS in Dairy Products Technology, students must then pass a comprehensive examination. The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Dairy Products Technology program is designed to prepare students with analytical and critical thinking skills for careers in supervision or management at large-scale dairy processing operations. The MPS is not a research program. Many of our students have minimal exposure to dairy science but have exhibited an interest in dairy and have demonstrated management potential. The MPS is a one-year graduate degree program. Our objective is to train managers rather than career scientists. We provide our students with nine months of intensive coursework in dairy science, on campus in San Luis Obispo, and then match students with our industry partners for a three-month paid internship. The MPS is a non-thesis masters degree program. Students must pass an oral examination to graduate. Graduates of the MPS program might begin their careers on the processing floor or within departments such as Research and Development, Sensory Evaluation, or Quality Assurance, but their ultimate roles will likely be supervisory. Employers might rotate our graduates through a variety of departments and business units to help them gain an understanding of the organization as a whole. For graduates of our program, technical skills and knowledge will be important early in their careers, but over time, "people skills" and leadership abilities will play an increasingly important role. If your goal is to develop a career as a scientist focused on research and development, food safety, sensory evaluation, or quality assurance, you might instead consider Cal Poly's excellent MS in Agriculture program with specialization in Dairy Products Technology. The MS is a more traditional research-focused program that culminates with a thesis project. Admission Requirements A Bachelor's degree obtained in a field with substantial analytical and critical thinking, such as an engineering discipline, chemistry, physics, biology, or other scientific or agricultural discipline is preferred. At a minimum, applicants must have completed at least one year each of college-level chemistry and biology. Questions about academic requirements should be directed to Program Manager Tom Johnson at 970-215-3459 or tjohns47@calpoly.edu. Those who do not possess a Bachelor's degree from a postsecondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction must take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing system (IELTS) exam. The TOEFL must have been taken within the last two years with a minimum score of 550 (paper version), 213 (computerized version), or 80 (internet-based). The minimum score for the IELTS is 6.0. Completed applications must include the following: A formal application made through CSUMentor (online or using a downloaded application form). See the CSUMentor Application Instructions for a detailed guide on how to apply. In addition to your CSUMentor application, you must establish an Interfolio account following this Interfolio Link 30539. Interfolio is the online provider that we use for prospective students to create an ePortfolio. Through Interfolio, upload your unofficial transcripts and self-reported GRE scores. Official transcripts from ALL colleges previously attended (except Cal Poly), should be sent directly from your university to Cal Poly's Admissions Office. Your official GRE scores should be sent to Cal Poly's Admissions office. Scores may also be sent directly to Cal Poly using institution code 4038. A minimum of two letters of recommendation (three are recommended) from faculty members or professional references on institutional/company letterhead, addressed to: Thomas W. Johnson, Program Manager, Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0358. Interfolio will provide instructions to help your references upload their letters of recommendation directly to Interfolio. See the ePortfolio Guidelines document for a detailed walkthrough of the Interfolio application process. International applicants, including anyone who would attend Cal Poly while in the U.S. under a non-immigrant visa, must also submit results of the TOEFL test taken within the past two years. The TOEFL results must be directed to institution code 4038. Go to Cal Poly's TOEFL website for additional TOEFL instructions. Curriculum The MPS in Dairy Products Technology program prepares students for managerial and supervisory roles in the dairy foods manufacturing industry. This one-year program includes training in applications of dairy ingredients, plant operations, manufacturing processes, dairy chemistry, dairy microbiology, sensory evaluation, and other areas critical to the dairy processing sector. In addition, the program emphasizes leadership training through special study and group/team collaboration. Program Learning Objectives Students who successfully complete the twelve-month curriculum and graduate with the degree of Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology: Have obtained mastery of the technical foundation knowledge necessary to enter a management role in large-scale global dairy foods manufacturing organizations, including: Chemistry, biochemistry and the chemical changes that occur in dairy foods induced by processing Analytical chemistry and instrumentation Microbiology and its roles in both food processing and food safety Dairy foods ingredient functionality Food safety, quality assurance and control Sanitary design and cleaning Raw materials receiving and control Food laws and regulations Food sensory evaluation and process quality Unit operations in dairy food processing Can employ leadership principles and recognize leadership's role in management. Are able to use critical thinking and analytical skills to solve problems, evaluate alternatives and predict outcomes in a large dairy food production environment. Have developed a strong awareness of the dairy foods industry's place in society and can apply that awareness to formulate plans that benefit their company and society. [-]

MA In Sustainable Management Of Forest Ecosystems

Université Du Québec En Outaouais UQO
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Gatineau Saint-Jérôme

[..] This multidisciplinary control is for candidates who wish to become skilled professionals in the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. [+]

The management of forest ecosystems in specialized workers involved in the definition, management and resolution of problems of various kinds in order to contribute to the implementation of sustainable forest development. They provide ecosystem management and sustainable forest planning taking into account, in their principles and practices of management, multiple user needs, the demands of interest groups, the land use objectives and protection of forest ecosystems . In this perspective, this multidisciplinary control is for candidates who wish to become skilled professionals in the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. Thanks to active teaching methods that integrate ecological, economic and sociological, students will develop their ability to define, manage and solve complex problems. After their training, they will master the concepts and interdisciplinary skills to deliver sustainable forest development projects, develop coherent strategies with systemic management, introduce integrated management approaches to resources and evaluate the services offered ecosystems. FEATURES The professional master is for candidates who have training is in biology, environment, geography, social sciences, economics or planning. This multidisciplinary program trains qualified professionals in sustainable management of forest ecosystems combining uniquely a set of active teaching methods and integrating the ecological, economic and sociological problems to solve. At the end of their training, graduates will be able to offer sustainable forestry development projects, to develop coherent strategies with systemic management, introduce integrated management approaches and resources to evaluate the services that 'ecosystems provide. Building on the mastery of skills, this diverse roster includes distance learning and classroom courses in several regions of Quebec as well as placements practice. Students have the opportunity to meet key players who live daily the problems of the forest world. Several research units are associated with this program: Forest Study Centre NSERC Industrial Chair-UQAT-UQAM in Sustainable Forest Management Institute of Sciences of the temperate forest The MA in sustainable ecosystem management is offered in partnership with two other universities, UQAM and UQAT. This collaboration is an excellent way to have access to wider expertise in the field of forestry. Because of this feature, the quota for this program is 15 students in total in the three institutions. TRAINING PLAN The following path is the master of this training plan. The latter is available only to full-time and accepting new applicants for the fall semester only. The material covered is divided into courses: one course is treated at a time and its duration can vary from one to nine weeks according to the importance of the theme. Without exception, students must pass the previous courses to continue the program. BUSINESS OUTLOOK Professional sustainable development forest manager Project manager Project Analyst AREAS OF USE federal, provincial and municipal Aboriginal governments national and international organizations Consulting firms forestry cooperatives forestry companies PROFILE The management of forest ecosystems in specialized workers involved in the definition, management and resolution of problems of various kinds in order to contribute to the implementation of sustainable forest development. They provide ecosystem management and sustainable forest planning taking into account, in their principles and practices of management, multiple user needs, the demands of interest groups, the land use objectives and protection of forest ecosystems . OBJECTIVES The overall objective of this professional nature program is to train highly qualified professionals in the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. The program will allow them to develop interdisciplinary skills to participate in the pooling of expertise disciplinary, thematic or sectoral, definition, management and problem solving in order to contribute to the implementation sustainable forest development. In this sense, the graduates will be able to offer sustainable forestry development projects for the entire forest ecosystem resources, develop coherent strategies with ecosystem management, to participate in the management of forest land by introducing integrated management approaches to resources and participatory management, to conduct public consultations and collaborate in the establishment of a forest certification process. [-]

Specialized Graduate Studies In Wildlife Management

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis

The specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in wildlife management is in biology that allows to specialize in the management of wildlife resources in order to measure the impact of interventions on the natural environment and to prepare plans management and planning taking into account the social and economic priorities. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences in North America 2017. The specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in wildlife management is in biology that allows to specialize in the management of wildlife resources in order to measure the impact of interventions on the natural environment and to prepare plans management and planning taking into account the social and economic priorities. It allows a directed work in key areas such as genetics in animal populations, adaptive biology, forest ecology, dynamics of wildlife populations and evolutionary biology. Program Structure The specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in Wildlife Management includes seven lectures and two research activities interlinked: the course Research Methodology (3 credits in the fall) where one learns to good literature review, introduction and methods, and in the winter directed the course work (6 credits) is to perform the analysis, write the results and discussion. Each student is given a project and a supervisor for this report in essay form. Each research project is unique and requires less investment than control, but greater than a final bachelor thesis as at several universities. For many students, a Master is a good way to determine their interest in a Master or not, and if they want to work in research later. Targeted audience The specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in Wildlife Management is aimed at students who come to get their degree in biology that biologists already on the labor market and wishing to improve management wildlife. Passage Masters Five courses of specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in wildlife management are an integral part of the Masters in management of wildlife and its habitats. For his mastery, the student will realize the research dissertation of 27 credits and a mandatory 3-credit course. It is therefore possible for a student to start his journey to the Master and continue to master. To complete his Masters, he must: have a minimum GPA of 3.2 to 4.3; meet the admission requirements of the Master; file a new application. Nordicity an axis of excellence in research at UQAR UQAR is dedicated to the study of the Far North and low cold latitudes, known as the nordicity. This research brings together researchers interested in northern environments from an interdisciplinary perspective around closely complementary disciplines, including biology, ecology, chemistry and geography, human or physical, cold environments. Their research aims to better understand the functioning of continental environments in cold climates, so as to meet the major challenges in the field of conservation and sustainable management. The evolution of continental northern environments in the context of global change and relations between Northern environments and human societies are among the prominent issues. OBJECTIVES The Graduate Diploma in Wildlife Management aims to train professionals specialized biologists in managing wildlife resources able to apply the principles of this discipline to the socio-economic reality. These biologists will be able to measure the impact of interventions on the natural environment and develop plans of management and development of wildlife and their habitats taking into account the social and economic priorities. The scientific objectives are primarily to: contribute to the acquisition of wildlife management skills and their suitability to the reality of Quebec; develop a multidisciplinary approach to the problem of wildlife management to reach a bio-socio-economic synthesis whose outcome will manage rationally and enlightened wildlife resources; The teaching approach of the program is: deepening of biological knowledge; the acquisition of relevant knowledge in disciplines related to the management of wildlife; a reflection on the professional experience and an infringement of the basic science by conducting directed activities related to the management of wildlife resources. The program will also address needs identified in Quebec society by enabling: development biologists to make them able to perform effective management of wildlife resources; improving the conservation and exploitation of wildlife resources of Quebec in a context of sustainable development. [-]

Masters In Management Of Wildlife And Its Habitats

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis + 1 more

The MA in wildlife management and habitat is training in biology training scientists and professionals with a global and interdisciplinary vision that will contribute to improving the conservation and exploitation of resources. [+]

The MA in wildlife management and habitat is training in biology training scientists and professionals with a global and interdisciplinary vision that will contribute to improving the conservation and exploitation of resources. Research projects are carried out in key areas such as genetics in animal populations, adaptive biology, forest ecology, dynamics of wildlife populations and evolutionary biology. Program Structure The MA in management of wildlife and its habitats allows for a research project (27 credits memory) to deepen his knowledge in an area of ​​specialization in the field of biology. The program also helps develop the skills required for the pursuit of doctoral studies. Research areas Fish and Wildlife Population dynamics, use of the environment and trophic relationships trophic dynamics of the Canadian Arctic tundra Ecology of animal communities and studies of reproductive strategies of animals Impacts of climate change on wildlife and trophic dynamics of Arctic tundra and boreal forest Conservation of vulnerable or endangered species Ecology, physiology and behavior of birds Effect of human change and conservation of bird marine habitats Ecology of marine bivalve populations Ocean protection Analysis methods in ecology data Ecology microscopic organisms sediment Transfer of the organic material from the water column and sediment evolutionary biology Evolution of living and fossil lower vertebrates environmental stress on larval development of the fish Paléoichtyologie, paleoecology and paleoenvironmental reconstruction forest ecology Sustainable Forest Management Disturbance ecology and forest regeneration Impacts of disturbances and climate change on boreal forest History of vegetation and sedimentation in floodplains Impact of the severity and frequency of fires on forests Long-term impact of logging on biodiversity Ecophysiology and molecular ecology Coadaptations and evolution of mitochondrial genomes and nuclear Adaptations and evolution of animal energy metabolism Aquaculture (genetics, nutrition, conditioning) Genetics Arctic shellfish populations Conservation genetics Nordicity an axis of excellence in research at UQAR UQAR is dedicated to the study of the Far North and low cold latitudes, known as the nordicity. This research brings together researchers interested in northern environments from an interdisciplinary perspective around closely complementary disciplines, including biology, ecology, chemistry and geography, human or physical, cold environments. Their research aims to better understand the functioning of continental environments in cold climates, so as to meet the major challenges in the field of conservation and sustainable management. The evolution of continental northern environments in the context of global change and relations between Northern environments and human societies are among the prominent issues. OBJECTIVES The fauna of the MA in Management program and its habitats aims to train scientists with a global and interdisciplinary vision of the field of wildlife management and habitat and able to conduct research in this area, so enlarge the scope for improving the conservation and exploitation of resources. It also aims to train professional and professionals with a multidisciplinary approach that can effectively contribute to the decision making in the wildlife management area and its habitats, both operationally and strategically. The specific objectives cover the acquisition of knowledge and development of skills and competencies. Some others are socio-economic. Regarding the acquisition of knowledge, it aims to: deepen the knowledge acquired in the first cycle; acquire relevant knowledge in the main disciplines on wildlife management and habitat and that, compared to the reality of Quebec; acquire appropriate methodologies for research in areas of knowledge (1). Regarding the development of skills and competencies, it aims to: will empower the scientific analysis of various aspects of integrated management and management of wildlife resources and their habitats; develop a comprehensive and multidisciplinary critical thinking with regard to the issue of management of wildlife and its habitats; develop analysis and synthesis skills associated with a wildlife management issue and their habitats; gradually become master of his learning and his self in order to more easily adapt to changes that can alter the course of his career; develop capacity to work effectively as a team in a multidisciplinary context; complete his undergraduate education through the development of research skills; prepare for postgraduate studies. socio-economic objectives: apply the general principles of the management of wildlife resources and their habitats for the socio-economic reality and to sustainable development; The normal duration of the program for a student or a full-time student is two years or six quarters; its maximum duration is three years. After this period, the student or the student must have completed all program requirements. [-]

Master of Medical Biotechnology

University of Windsor
Campus Full time 16 months September 2017 Canada Windsor

The Master of Medical Biotechnology is a professional program offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and provides students with a solid foundation of the theoretical concepts and practical industrially-applicable laboratory technique experiences used in medical biotechnology industries. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences in North America 2017. The Master of Medical Biotechnology is a professional program offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and provides students with a solid foundation of the theoretical concepts and practical industrially-applicable laboratory technique experiences used in medical biotechnology industries. In addition, students will also receive training in business plan development and product commercialization. The skills and knowledge taught in this program will allow you to develop a successful career in biotech entrepreneurship, medical and pharmaceutical materials characterization, medical diagnostics or biotechnology product development/monitoring. In addition, the Master of Medical Biotechnology program can be a route for career advancement if you are currently employed in biotechnology and/or related medical and pharmaceutical industries. Course Offerings You will study and live in Canada for approximately 16 consecutive months while enrolled in 10 prescribed courses. The courses will have multi-disciplinary relevance and provide the practical knowledge required to excel in the complex environment of Medical Biotechnology. Courses may include: Protein Structure and Function Proteomics and Biological Mass Spectrometry Drugs: From Discovery to Market Clinical Biochemistry Biochemistry and Cell Biology of Lipids and Membranes Human Physiology and Mechanisms of Disease Biotechnology Laboratory Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Marketing Finance in a Global Perspective or Business Strategy Prior to the start of the academic program, you may be required to attend six weeks of intensive English language training (English and Academic Preparation Program). This program is designed to develop your English language skills in an academic environment and learn more about Canadian culture. Some students may be exempt from the English language course if they demonstrate exceptional English language skills and have exceeded the admission requirements. [-]

Master of Engineering in Bioengineering

University of Maryland, A. James Clark School of Engineering
Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2017 USA College Park

Master of Engineering in Bioengineering [+]

Admission Requirements: Full admission as a degree seeking student requires the following prerequisites: A bachelor's degree, GPA of 3.0 or better, in engineering or a related field; Biology, Chemistry, Physics, from an accredited institution. Courses in mathematics (Calculus I, II, III and Differential Equations) and Thermodynamics are required to be considered for admission. Non-engineering majors must have completed mathematics courses through Differential Equations. Applicants who do not have an adequate background in Thermodynamics (or Physical Chemistry) will be required to take ENPM 672, Fundamentals of Thermal Systems, in their first semester. Students who do not possess an engineering degree may also be required to take ENPM 672 in their first semester. Completed applications are reviewed and considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. [-]

Master in Biotechnology

Claflin University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Orangeburg

The Master of Science (MS) Degree in Biotechnology through Claflin University’s School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics’ Department of Biology began in the Fall semester of the academic year 2005-2006. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences in North America 2017. The Master of Science (MS) Degree in Biotechnology through Claflin University’s School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics’ Department of Biology began in the Fall semester of the academic year 2005-2006. The program requires two full years of coursework and research, culminating with the production of a master’s thesis. According to their interest, backgrounds and career goals, students can choose from three parallel tracks: Forensic Biotechnology Track Plant Biotechnology Track Computational Biology/Bioinformatics Track [-]

M.S. in Chemistry

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2017 USA San Francisco

The University of San Francisco offers a Master of Science degree in various sub-disciplines of chemistry. The program is designed for graduate students seeking a research-based degree with personalized direction and training from experienced faculty - all while studying in one of the world's most beautiful and dynamic cities. [+]

Master in Chemistry

The University of San Francisco offers a Master of Science degree in various sub-disciplines of chemistry. The program is designed for graduate students seeking a research-based degree with personalized direction and training from experienced faculty - all while studying in one of the world's most beautiful and dynamic cities. Students admitted to the graduate program receive generous financial assistance from the Department of Chemistry. All admitted students receive a full-tuition scholarship for their graduate studies. Most graduate students are also awarded a Teaching Assistantship with a stipend of $7,200 per year. Some qualified graduate students receive Research Assistantships as well.The chemistry research experience and training in USF's graduate program prepares our graduate students well for a future in any of the following areas:... [-]


Master in Biotechnology

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 USA San Francisco

The University of San Francisco offers a Professional Science Master's Degree in Biotechnology which offers students both valuable laboratory skills, and business skills necessary to gain the fast-track to a career in biotechnology. [+]

Master in BiotechnologyThe University of San Francisco offers a Professional Science Master's Degree in Biotechnology which offers students both valuable laboratory skills, and business skills necessary to gain the fast-track to a career in biotechnology.The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the centers of biotechnology in America and the world. The University of San Francisco provides an exciting program that combines the rigor of molecular biology with business fundamentals — the essential background and depth of the biotech industry's interface between research and development, business management and ethical manufacturing.

The Biotechnology program at USF:

    Merges fundamental elements of science, technology and business to prepare graduates for a range of jobs in the biotechnology industry.     Offers core graduate courses taught by USF research faculty, alongside elective courses taught by prominent practitioners in their fields.     Includes an internship requirement that gives students the ability to gain valuable hands-on experience and opportunities to build personal and professional networks which positions them well for obtaining permanent employment upon graduation.     Leverages the strategic location of the San Francisco Bay Area - the epicenter of biotechnology in the United States.     Boasts an exceptionally low instructor to student ratio, with mentorship, leadership development and career support.     Benefits from an Advisory Board composed of Bay Area biotech leaders from such pinnacle organizations as Genentech, UCSF, and Bio-Rad.     Educated industry experts with the USF commitment to adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards and the goal of utilizing technology for a more humane and just world. ... [-]

M.S. in Biology

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2017 USA San Francisco

The University of San Francisco offers a Master of Science degree in Biology in which hands-on lab research with full-time teaching/research faculty is its focus. [+]

Master in BiologyThe University of San Francisco offers a Master of Science degree in Biology in which hands-on lab research with full-time teaching/research faculty is its focus.The Biology and Chemistry programs at USF are designed for graduate students seeking a graduate program with personalized research direction and training from full-time faculty - all while studying in one of the world's most beautiful cities.All students admitted to the graduate program receive generous financial assistance from the Department of Biology, which includes a full-tuition scholarship for their graduate studies. Most graduate students are also awarded a Teaching Assistantship with a stipend of $7,200 per year and some qualified graduate students receive Research Assistantships as well.The Biology research experience and training in USF's graduate program prepares our graduate students well for a future in one of the following areas:... [-]


Biotechnology Master's Program

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Norfolk

The Biotechnology Master’s Program at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) is a uniquely integrative research program that provides students with hands-on training in state-of-the-art molecular, genomic, proteomic, cellular and imaging techniques combined with a solid basis in the theoretical knowledge of biomedical sciences ‌and laboratory research design. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences in North America 2017. The Biotechnology Master’s Program at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) is a uniquely integrative research program that provides students with hands-on training in state-of-the-art molecular, genomic, proteomic, cellular and imaging techniques combined with a solid basis in the theoretical knowledge of biomedical sciences ‌and laboratory research design. This rigorous educational program trains future laboratory professionals to undertake biomedical research in academic research laboratories or in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. KEY PROGRAM ADVANTAGES Provides an accelerated, 16-month curriculum of hands-on and theoretical research training Incorporates a six-month research internship on campus or with a biotechnology industry partner Involves close interaction of students with experienced research faculty Features strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research and laboratory methodology in the following focus areas: Molecular and Cellular Biology Microscopy and Imaging Techniques Microarray and Proteomic Technologies Flow Cytometry Animal Models Bioinformatics Lab Management Curriculum The EVMS Biotechnology Master’s Program is an accelerated curriculum of 16 months. The program offers a unique balance of hands-on training in a diverse set of research technologies and solid theoretical training in molecular and cellular biology and experimental design. This innovative program includes a six-month research internship, which can be completed on campus in an EVMS research laboratory, in the EVMS Molecular Core Laboratory or off-campus through one of our biotechnology industry partners, providing students with a range of applied research training in disease models, bioprocessing, virology, molecular diagnostics, regenerative medicine, imaging and immunology. Graduates gain a broad set of research skills using cutting-edge technologies and receive valuable laboratory management and communication training, preparing them for careers in the biomedical sciences, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. Admissions Requirements A Bachelor’s or graduate degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher preferred. We consider the applicant's entire record, and applicants with a GPA of 2.8-3.0 may be accepted. For example, applicants whose grades have increased over time or who had poor grades for a year due to illness may be accepted with a GPA as low as 2.8. We pay special attention to science and math course grades and we prefer to accept applicants with mostly A's and B's in these courses. Competitive scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL; International applicants only) Have successfully completed: Biology (2 semesters with labs) General Chemistry (2 semesters with labs) Mathematics, e.g., Calculus or Statistics (1 semester) Additional Math or Physics (1 semester) Candidates must have completed all undergraduate degree requirements and have been issued a bachelor's degree prior to matriculating as an EVMS student. If the bachelor's degree was issued by a U.S. college or university, as a general rule it should be from a regionally accredited institutution. However, the program may grant exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Official transcripts from the awarding institution must specify the date upon which the degree was issued. [-]

Master (MSc) Bioethics

School Of Professional Studies - Columbia University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 semesters September 2017 USA New York + 1 more

The Master of Science in Bioethics, part of Columbia University’s Programs in Bioethics, which also include an Online Certification of Professional Achievement and Online Noncredit Courses, grounds students in historical, philosophical, legal, and social-scientific approaches and models to address bioethical challenges. [+]

Issues concerning the ethical, legal, and social implications of advances in biotechnology and biomedicine are increasingly arising both in the United States and abroad. From stem cell research to healthcare reform, these topics involve critical dilemmas at the intersections of law, society, culture, public policy, philosophy, religion, economics, and history. Scientists, healthcare providers, and policy-makers confront how to approach these complex questions, yet scientific and technological advances have far outpaced our ability to understand or make key decisions about these issues. The Master of Science in Bioethics, part of Columbia University’s Programs in Bioethics, which also include an Online Certification of Professional Achievement and Online Noncredit Courses, grounds students in historical, philosophical, legal, and social-scientific approaches and models to address bioethical challenges. The program prepares students to work in various capacities within this new and ever-growing field, and includes a concentration in global bioethics – the first of its kind in the United States. Students can study with faculty from across the University and draw on the extraordinary resources of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Mailman School of Public Health, the schools of Law, Journalism, Nursing and International and Public Affairs, and the Arts and Sciences. Curriculum 36 points for degree completion On-campus instruction; some courses available online Part-time* or Full-time program Fall intake only 3-6 terms to complete** Master’s Thesis * Enrollment in the part-time option of this program does not meet the full-time requirements for an F1 student visa. ** Three years maximum. The 36-point program is composed of six core courses, five electives chosen from the University course offerings, and a master’s thesis. Students are assigned to a primary faculty advisor, with whom they work closely to design an individualized program that best meets their needs. Students may then focus, if they choose, on one of a variety of areas, including clinical ethics, research ethics, neuroethics, reproductive ethics, environmental ethics, or other realms. It is recommended that students take the core courses in a specific order - the Philosophy of Bioethics and the History of Bioethics should be taken before the other cores (or concurrently with Clinical Bioethics). Global Bioethics should be taken after the Philosophy of Bioethics, the History of Bioethics and Clinical Bioethics. Additional course work includes five electives chosen from the University course offerings (one in law or policy, one in ethics, and one in social science methods). Students are also strongly encouraged to take one in genetics and, depending on their interest, one in environmental science. These electives may be taken at any time. Students are required to complete a thesis, working closely with one of the program's core and/or affiliated faculty members, due in the student's final semester. Thesis assignments are based, as much as possible, on the student's main areas of interest within bioethics and are intended to be a serious independent work of scholarship. Topics are chosen in close consultation with the student’s core faculty advisor, or with members of the Advisory Board and faculty affiliates. The M.S. in Bioethics is offered on both a full and part-time basis, but either option demands a serious commitment of time and energy. Students are expected to devote significant time to completing reading and class assignments, and papers outside of class. Students may hold a full-time job simultaneously, but should bear in mind the significant demands of the program. Depending on the individual course of study, students may complete the program in one academic year or in a maximum of three years, if the program is done on a part-time basis. Of the six core courses, three are offered each fall and three are offered each spring. The core courses are not offered during the summer, but students may take electives during that time. During the academic year, core courses meet once a week on weekdays from 4:10 to 6 p.m. or evenings from 6:10 to 8 p.m. Elective courses vary depending on the semester. Students should expect to spend an average of eight hours per week on readings, or attendance at outside meetings (e.g. hospital ethics committee meetings) for each core class. The number of hours that the master’s thesis will require varies widely, depending on the student, and the specific project. Some projects may entail collection of data, while others may rely on scholarly sources, and the time estimates of each of these may vary depending in part on the difficulty of locating appropriate sources. In order to receive the master's degree in Bioethics, students must complete all requirements for the degree with an overall grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better. [-]

Master in Agriculture

Murray State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Murray

The purpose of this degree is to provide an opportunity for professional agricultural personnel to obtain an education at the graduate level or to prepare for terminal degree work at the doctoral level. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences in North America 2017. Master in Agriculture The School of Agriculture offers a Master of Science program degree. The purpose of this degree is to provide an opportunity for professional agricultural personnel to obtain an education at the graduate level or to prepare for terminal degree work at the doctoral level. Faculty advisers assist students in planning an appropriate course of study to meet their individual goals and to assure a balanced program. [-]