MS in Professional Science: Biotechnology

American University - Washington, DC - College of Arts and Sciences

Program Description

MS in Professional Science: Biotechnology

American University - Washington, DC - College of Arts and Sciences

American University's master's degree in biotechnology combines course work in genomics and business with the option of pursuing study in neuroscience, entrepreneurship, and other professional science specialties. The curriculum provides students with the tools necessary for careers in:

  • Biotechnology Industry
  • Genome Research Institutions
  • Government Regulatory Agencies

Students gain core competencies in statistics and research methods while mastering content in genomics, proteomics, neuroscience, biochemistry, molecular biology, management, and entrepreneurship. Students will tailor their course of study depending on their interests and career goals.

The program allows for hands on experience with an internship and research capstone. Students will also have the opportunity to translate their scientific ideas into a business venture. Graduates of the program will have gained the knowledge and skills to be innovators within the professional science workforce.

Admission to the Program

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for graduate study, applicants must have taken undergraduate science courses appropriate to the concentration, or have significant practical background in a relevant science area. A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) is required. Specific courses needed to prepare for entering the program will be identified through interviews with the applicant.

Degree Requirements

  • 36 credit hours of approved graduate work
  • Capstone Experience: 6 credit hours in 600-level courses as approved by a faculty advisor, with grades of B or better

Students participate in noncredit workshops and seminars on professional skills and current issues in science and technology. Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in these areas as part of the capstone project, internship, and compulsory presentation.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 20, 2016
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USA District of Columbia, District of Columbia
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