Biotechnology, M.Sc. | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
24 months
52190 USD/year
52190 USD/year
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By the start of their junior year, undergraduates at Catholic University of America may elect to enter the dual degree program. Students in this Biotechnology program earn both a B.S. degree in biology and an M.S. degree in biotechnology. The program requires 30 credits.


This Biotechnology program from Catholic University of America offers several advantages:

  • A bachelor’s and a master’s degree earned in 5 rather than 6 years
  • A summer internship in biotechnology offers experience and employment opportunities
  • Graduates with a dual degree will earn higher pay

Graduates with a dual degree start earning a year sooner. 

In addition to the basic requirements for the B.S. degree in biology, the curriculum includes the following:

  • Graduate-level biology courses are double counted for 12 credits
  • Four new biotechnology courses provide 12 credits
  • Summer internship earns 4 credits
  • Graduate research seminar gets 2 credits

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Molecular Genetics and Recombinant DNA
  • Principles and Practice in Biotechnology
  • Gene Organization and Expression
  • Regulatory Processes for Domestic and Global Biotechnology Products
  • Microbiology
  • Essentials of Biotechnology Project Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Domestic students may apply to the program through August. International students must apply before July. Students are accepted on a rolling admissions basis.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
  • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Submit confirmation of financial support
  • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
  • Receive your admission packet with visa information
  • Secondary School Report
  • Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts
  • You will be asked for employment history; academic history; GRE test score; 3 recommendations; professional, cultural, volunteer, work and continuing educational activities and memberships; and a 500-700 word essay on your purpose for undertaking graduate studies.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

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