Biotechnology, Master | California State University, Fresno | California, United States
24 months
15147 USD/year
15147 USD/year
5075 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Biotechnology program offered at California State University, Fresno is awarded to those students who successfully complete the biology core and additional requirements and electives.


The Biotechnology program from California State University, Fresno offers students who are fundamentally educated in varied scientific disciplines the opportunities to advance their scientific skills. It allows them to acquire the business knowledge and skills necessary to commercialize emerging technologies or their products. 

Offered as a two-year program, it is representative of a unique interdisciplinary degree concept, the Professional Science Master's (PSM) degree, designed for students interested in entering the workforce in leadership roles to promote the development and production of new products and processes.

Student Facilities 

The department is housed in a well-equipped science building.  Among the specialized equipment and technologies available for students are 

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) thermocyclers; apparati for conducting molecular and immunological analysis of nucleic acids and proteins; 
  • genetic recombination, including use of electroporation and gene guns; 
  • a bioinformatics computing laboratory; 
  • a proteomics work station; cell and tissue culture facilities; 
  • fermenters and bioreactors; 
  • fluorescence, confocal and 4-D microscopes; 
  • ultracentrifugation; radioactive materials methodologies;

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Experimental Design for Biologists
  • Plant Development Genetics
  • Biological Techniques
  • Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit a Cal State Apply online and pay $55 USD (non-refundable) by credit card
  • English language proficiency
  • Original or certified copies of all university transcripts with literal English translation. Any coursework presented after an offer of admission is made will not be considered for credit
  • Financial document (no older than 6 months) & Affidavit of Support from sponsors showing the amount and source of support for a minimum of one school year of study
  • A copy of the biographic information/photo page in your passport
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (if applicable)
  • Official admission test score report (GRE* or GMAT*) - if applicable
  • Additional Documentation (if required by the department) 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15147 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15147 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    15147 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15147 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    5075 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5075 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for California

1000 - 1500 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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