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Bioprocessing and Biotechnology, M.Sc.

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The track in Bioprocessing & Biotechnology investigates pharmaceutical agents that are produced by living cells. The particular focus is on cells that are genetically engineered to produce foreign proteins. 


 Areas of study include the growth of engineered cells, isolation of pharmaceutical proteins produced by the cells, and analytical techniques used to assess the identity, quality and potency of the proteins. Career pathways for graduates include bioprocess operation and development in this area of study.

  • Track head: Mr. Tim Marks, Assistant Research Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • This is an “applied science” where the scientist is always trying to produce a new product
  • Using cells to make protein therapeutics involves a three step process:
    1. Genetically-modified cells are grown
    2. A product is harvested from the cells
    3. Analytical testing is completed to verify the product is pure
  • Recommended degrees before entering the program: Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Biological Engineering, Biology or Pharmaceutical Sciences

Programme Structure

  • Protein Analysis & Bioassays/Lab 
  • Bioprocessing l: Upstream Technologies/Lab 
  • Bioprocessing II: Downstream Operations/ Lab 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

The following requirements and standards are designed to ensure scholastic and professional success in the College’s master of science in pharmaceutical sciences (MSPS) degree program.

Applicants are only considered for fall enrollment due to the curriculum sequences of the program. Since the program operates on rolling admission and has limited enrollment, individuals are strongly encouraged to submit their applications early in the admissions cycle. Applications received after April 1 have an increased probability of being wait-listed. International applicants must apply by April 1 due to additional process requirements and associated timelines.

Tuition Fee

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    800 USD/credit
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    800 USD/credit
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Living costs for Raleigh

  • 1085 - 1860 USD/month
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