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Biotechnology

Harvard University

12 months
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37200 USD/year
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About

Gain insight into the latest biotechnology discoveries and trends, and develop a solid foundation in research and innovation with this master's degree in Biotechnology offered by Harvard University.

Overview

Key learning outcomes

Through the master’s degree in the field of Biotechnology offered by Harvard University, you:

  • Develop an understanding of biotechnology theory and research, including human physiology and genetics, cancer, proteomics, genomics, and epigenetics.
  • Build knowledge of current industry practices, including biotechnology innovation and molecular biology techniques.
  • Gain experience in experimental or case study design, scientific data analysis, writing and communication, ethical practices, and effective collaboration.

Program overview

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 choose from courses offered on campus or online, year round in the fall, spring, or summer. To fully experience Harvard, you take at least four courses on campus.
  • Complete your thesis or capstone.
  • ​If you choose the thesis track, you'll work independently with a thesis director to 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.
  • If you choose the capstone track, you'll create a business plan for a new company, emerging technology, or ground-breaking drug. You'll do all the background research including SWOT and feasibility analysis. Then, you'll pitch your idea to a panel of experts. 
  • 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: Biotechnology.

Programme Structure

The Master of Liberal Arts, Biotechnology degree field consists of 12 courses, four of which are required on campus. You choose a thesis or capstone track.

12 Graduate Courses

The degree is only for students with 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.
  • Proseminar
  • 3 Biotechnology life sciences courses
  • Ethics and Trends in Biotechnology
  • 4 Biotechnology electives
Additional Thesis Track Requirements
  • Thesis proposal tutorial
  • Master's thesis part one
  • Master's thesis part two
Additional Capstone Track Requirements
  • 1 additional biotechnology elective
  • Precapstone: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • The capstone

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

48 SCH

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

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 biotechnology life science course
  • Before you enroll in any degree-applicable courses, you must possess a four-year regionally accredited US bachelor's degree. You cannot already have or be in the process of earning a master's degree in Biotechnology or a related field. Foreign bachelor’s degrees must be evaluated, and the Admissions Office makes final determinations about eligibility.
  • English is the language of instruction at Harvard Extension School. If your native language is not English, you must have provided designated proof of English proficiency to register in the courses.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37200 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 37200 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    37200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37200 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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.

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