Key learning outcomes
Through the master's degree in the field of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology offered by Harvard University, you:
- Gain an understanding of emerging biomedical technologies, including microfluidics for cellular analysis, tissue regeneration, and the use of nanomaterial for drug delivery.
- Build experience in experimental or case study design, scientific data analysis, writing and communication, ethical practices, and effective collaboration.
- Develop knowledge in life science theory as it relates to biotechnology.
The degree consists of 12 courses, with at least four taken on campus.
- Get started. You begin by completing two stipulated degree courses as outlined on the degree requirements page. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your commitment and ability to perform well as a Harvard student.
- Apply to the program. While completing your second degree course, you submit the admission application. We have application cycles in the fall, spring, and summer.
- Continue your studies, online and on campus. As you progress through the program, you may choose from courses offered on campus or online, year round in the fall, spring, or summer. You are required to take at least four courses on campus.
- Complete your thesis. Working with a thesis director, you conduct in-depth research on a topic relevant to your work experience or academic interests, producing publishable quality results. You’ll emerge with a solid understanding of how scientific research is executed and communicated.
- Graduate with your Harvard degree. You participate in the annual Harvard Commencement, receiving your Harvard University degree: Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Bioengineering and Nanotechnology.
The Master of Liberal Arts, Bioengineering and Nanotechnology degree field consists of 12 courses, four of which are required on campus.
12 Graduate Courses
The degree is only for students who have an undergraduate degree in a science field (physical, life, or computer science), at least one year of proven postbaccalaureate scientific research experience, and an academic background in molecular, cellular, and organismal biology.
- 2 Life science courses
- Ethics and Trends in Biotechnology
- 5 Engineering science courses
- Thesis proposal tutorial
- Master’s thesis part one
- Master’s thesis part two
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
- Apply before
- Fully structured
- Regular mandatory meetings
- Continuous support with feedback on request
- Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
DisciplinesBio & Biomedical Engineering Biotechnology View 169 other Masters in Biotechnology in United States
To begin the admissions process, you simply register—no application needed—for the following two graduate-level degree courses:
- BIOT 200 Proseminar: Introduction to Graduate Studies and Scholarly Writing in Biotechnology
- 1 life science course
International33000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 33000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
National33000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 33000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
Our graduate tuition is $2,750 per course; the total tuition cost of earning the graduate degree is approximately $33,000
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.