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University of San Francisco

24 months
1510 USD/credit 27180 USD/year
1510 USD/credit 27180 USD/year
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The two-year Biotechnology program from University of San Francisco is uniquely situated among the greatest concentration of biotechnology activity in the world, with over 200 private and public biotech companies thriving around the San Francisco Bay Area. Opportunity is right outside our door.

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All required classes are held in the late afternoon to evening, allowing students to continue in their full-time jobs or find part-time or full-time jobs in the industry while enrolled in the Biotechnology program from University of San Francisco.

Learning Outcome

  • Review and evaluate concepts from multiple disciplines (biology, bioinformatics, business) within biotechnology
  • Interpret and execute best practices in biotech-related lab techniques as well as exhibit an ability to assess the novelty of research and prioritize protocols
  • Comprehend the need for ethics in science and technology based business/research/industry
  • Critically review scientific papers and demonstrate science communication skills necessary to attain professional level employment in science and technology based research/industry
  • Demonstrate effective teamwork, team leadership, business communication skills, and networking skills, including exposure to industry members in molecular biology and biotechnology based business/ research/industry

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Career Preparation Seminar
  • Global & US Regulatory Affairs
  • Legal-Social-Ethical Biotech
  • Molecular Biology
  • Local-National-Global Biotech
  • Bioinnovation Management
  • Bioinformatics

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  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®

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General requirements

  • Applicants with a bachelor's degree in biology or chemistry are preferred. An overall GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended, as well as in upper-division Biology coursework. Students with a degree in other sciences (e.g., biochemistry and physics) may also apply; additional coursework at USF might be required.
  • The GRE general test score is not required. 
  • Transcript (Academic Record)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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    27180 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 1510 USD per credit during 24 months.
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    27180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1510 USD per credit during 24 months.

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2206 - 4119 USD /month
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