Master Program in Life Sciences in North America

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Life Sciences

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

Biological & life sciences is an area of science that focuses on the body and all of the functions associated with it. Students may choose to take classes such as anatomy, physiology, genetics, immunology, and toxicology.

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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Master in Biotechnology

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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. ... [-]

Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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. [+]

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 coursework 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.... [-]


Master of Medical Biotechnology

University of Windsor, Graduate
Campus Full time 16 months September 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master of Engineering Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

University of Maryland, A. James Clark School of Engineering
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 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.... [-]


Master of Engineering in Bioengineering

University of Maryland, A. James Clark School of Engineering
Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2018 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. [-]

Interinstitutional Expertise In Livestock Production

Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 Mexico Aguascalientes

The Interinstitutional Master's Degree in Livestock Production (MIPPE) is proposed as a research-oriented program that seeks in its students the development of basic and applied research skills that lead to the solution of problems of livestock production, considering beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, poultry (poultry and poultry) and pigs. [+]

The Interinstitutional Master's Degree in Livestock Production (MIPPE) is proposed as a research-oriented program that seeks in its students the development of basic and applied research skills that lead to the solution of problems of livestock production, considering beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, poultry (poultry and poultry) and pigs.

The following Universities participate:

Autonomous University of Aguascalientes University of Colima University of Guadalajara University of Guanajuato

The Lines of Generation and Application of Knowledge are the following:

Nutrition Reproduction and Animal Genetics Animal health GOALS

To fully train postgraduates capable of assisting the solution of livestock problems, using research methods and methodologies that allow them to innovate the processes and products of ruminants, poultry and pigs, in order to increase production and improve the processes of transformation as well as maintaining resources.... [-]


Master Of Science In Plant Biotechnology Or Toxicology

Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 Mexico Aguascalientes

The Master of Science in Plant Biotechnology Area Toxicology is a postgraduate program recognized by its HIGH QUALITY in the level of Consolidation granted by CONACYT in the National Program of Postgraduate Quality (PNPC). [+]

The Master of Science in Plant Biotechnology Area Toxicology is a postgraduate program recognized by its HIGH QUALITY in the level of Consolidation granted by CONACYT in the National Program of Postgraduate Quality (PNPC).

This is a postgraduate program committed to the training of highly trained human resources in the areas of Plant Biotechnology or Toxicology, thus collaborating in the development of these areas of knowledge in the state and in the country.

The program offers a common trunk and two areas of terminal specialization, in addition the educational experiences offered are not exclusive to the classroom. There is an important component of practical work in the laboratory, of research and search of individual information on the part of the students. We do not count on subject seriation, except Research Seminars that are tutorial courses.... [-]


Masters In Management Of Wildlife And Its Habitats

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time 15 months September 2018 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.... [-]


Biotechnology Master's Program

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 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. [+]

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 ... [-]

Master in Agriculture

Murray State University
Campus Full time September 2018 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. [+]

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.

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Food Science Master's Degree

University of the Americas Puebla (UDLAP)
Campus Full time July 2018 Mexico Puebla

The Master’s degree program in Food Science was created to educate professionals and researchers with deep knowledge in science and food technology, with initiative and creativity that make them able to participate as agents of innovation in ... [+]

Food Science Master's Degree

The Master’s degree program in Food Science was created to educate professionals and researchers with deep knowledge in science and food technology, with initiative and creativity that make them able to participate as agents of innovation in academic activities (teaching and research) or inside the productive sector, or being capable of doing a doctoral program in the area of food in Mexico or abroad.

Universidad de las Americas Puebla has developed over the past 15 years, without interruption, research in food science and technology transfer in the region near its facilities. The master's degree program in Food Science is of prime importance for the institutional development due to its socio-economic impact in the region.... [-]


MBA/MEM or MF with Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Yale School of Management
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA New Haven New York + 1 more

The rigorous curriculum affords students the opportunity to work with and learn from world-renowned faculty at two premier graduate schools, as well as leading professionals in business and environmental management. [+]

The Joint Masters Program is a three-year program offered by the Yale School of Management (SOM) and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (FES) through which students earn both an MBA and an environmental masters degree. The rigorous curriculum affords students the opportunity to work with and learn from world-renowned faculty at two premier graduate schools, as well as leading professionals in business and environmental management. The program is in its 25th year, making it the oldest program of its kind in the world.The Joint Masters Program offers a unique opportunity to study two fields that are becoming increasingly connected. Preparing leaders to understand the relationships between business and the environment is crucial in addressing the challenges that an increasingly modern and global society creates. The intersection of business and the environment offers many exciting and dynamic opportunities for creativity in moving towards a sustainable economy.There are currently 22 students in the program who come to Yale from diverse backgrounds and plan to go on to work on multiple environmental issues across a wide range of sectors and industries. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the admissions offices at each school, as well as faculty and current students, to learn more about the program.... [-]