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Medical Biotechnology, M.Sc.

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North Miami, FL, United States
The Masters degree in Medical Biotechnology has been designated a Professional Science Masters by the Council of Graduate Schools. It is one of less than 50 programs of this type in the U.S. It is an applied program that may provide graduates with the knowledge of business principles, ethics, marketing, legal concepts, communication and leadership, in addition to a solid scientific foundation.


The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree in Medical Biotechnology combines graduate level science study with advanced business learning. This graduate degree program is for individuals with a bachelor's degree in the biomedical sciences who wish to advance their science and laboratory skills, specifically in biotechnology, but also want the business skills usually taught through an MBA program. The course may be completed in 12 - 18 months.

Since advanced cross-training between science and business occurs, students will take courses from both the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the School of Business. Business courses focus on the foundation of professional skills, such as marketing, management, and entrepreneurship, giving students greater employment opportunity in the biotech field. Because of the interdisciplinary aspect of the PSM degree, students feel they are earning both a biotechnology and business graduate degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biotechnology
  • Laboratory Safety; Principles And Practice
  • Internship
  • Biochemistry I
  • Biochemistry II
  • Human Genetics
  • Cancer Biology
  • Applied Biostatistics
  • Immunology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited or nationally recognized college or university with a record of satisfactory academic work and a 3.0 GPA or better (on a 4.0 scale). Students with a lower GPA may be considered on an individual basis.
  • GRE scores of 153 in the verbal section which is the 62nd percentile and 144 in the quantitative section which is the 26th percentile.
  • Three letters of recommendation with at least one from a former professor. In the case of potential applicants working in industry, and wishing to return to study, a portfolio of their industrial experiences including a personal statement of how the PSM program will help them achieve their career goals should be included.

Tuition Fee

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    990 USD/credit
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  • National

    990 USD/credit
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Living costs for North Miami

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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