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Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences

University of Massachusetts Amherst

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
Duration
20080 USD/year
20080 USD/year
9342 USD/year
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About

The Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences program of University of Massachusetts Amherst provides rigorous and comprehensive training at the graduate level through the Department of Veterinary & Animal Sciences.

Overview

The Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences program of University of Massachusetts Amherst offers research opportunities that foster creative excellence, technical mastery, intellectual independence, and recognition within the field of molecular and cellular biology.  Our graduate faculty research encompasses various areas of immunology, infectious disease, developmental biology, reproductive biology and toxicology. Research topics focus on issues directly relevant to humans and agriculturally important animals. The strong commitment of our faculty to quality graduate education is evidenced by the continued placement of graduates in excellent career and post-doctoral positions.

The ABBS Graduate Program is housed primarily in the Integrated Sciences Building, a newly built, state-of-the-art research facility that houses laboratories equipped for tissue culture, micro-manipulation of cells and embryos, protein purification, genetic engineering/molecular biology, fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry.

Program Goals

  • To prepare scientists for future careers in academia or industry in the areas of animal biotechnology and/or biomedicine by providing them with experience in hypothesis formulation, problem solving and experimental design.
  • To provide research opportunities in areas of immunology, infectious disease, developmental biology, reproductive biology and toxicology.
  • To instill in students an understanding of hypothesis-driven experimental design and the desire to deepen scientific knowledge.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Carcinogenesis
  • Cells, Genes and Development
  • Advanced Immunology
  • Advanced Cellular Biology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • International students who are not from an English-speaking country must also take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and score at least 550 (paper based test) or 80 (computer based test). This includes students from non-English speaking countries even though their degrees may have been awarded in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10040 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    20080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10040 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    9342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4671 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences
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