12 months
1187 USD/credit 35610 USD/year
1109 USD/credit 33270 USD/year
468 USD/credit 14040 USD/year
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Biotechnology is responsible for a lot—from beer, cheese, and bread to biofuels and many other modern breakthroughs. At The University of Alabama at Birmingham, we can teach you the fundamentals of biotechnology and how to develop and launch new products and technology.


What to expect from studying this Biotechnology program

As a matter of fact, one of our most important goals is to help you make your ideas a reality. To do this, we'll enroll you in classes that are divided into categories such as principles of biotechnology, applications in biotechnology, bench to commercialization, and professional skills. But that's just the beginning. We believe real-world experience is critical, and you're going to get plenty of it. There'll be guest speakers who have discovered innovative technologies and created new products. Plus, we're going to put you to work with actual biotech companies so you can help develop real solutions.


  • Ninety-five percent of students in the MS in Biotechnology program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham graduate with a job.
  • Students partner with organizations such as the start-up incubator Innovation Depot and BioAlabama to help develop new businesses in Birmingham.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principles of Biotechnology - Nucleic Acid Technology
  • Principles of Biotechnology - Amino Acid Technology
  • Principles of Biotechnology - Systems Biology & Pharmacology
  • Applications in Biotechnology
  • Bench to Commercialization 
  • Special Topics in Biotechnology
  • Innovative Technologies in Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology Internship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 or a 3.0 on the last 60 hours attempted.
  • Completion of prerequisite courses with letter grades C or better.
  • Completion of interview with program faculty.
  • Complete the UAB medical history questionnaire and physical, provide proof of required immunizations, and receive satisfactory screening by the UAB Student Health Services (if accepted to program.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1187 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    33270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1109 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 468 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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