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Biotechnology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, SC,
Are you interested in working with renowned faculty to develop transgenic plants with the promise for use in vaccinations against malaria, hepatitis C and other diseases? We invite you to learn more about Biotechnology at Claflin.


The program requires two years of coursework and research, culminating with a production of a master’s thesis. According to their interests, backgrounds and career goals, students can choose from three parallel tracks. Students must complete 16 credit hours in core courses, 8 credit hours in track-specific courses, nine credit hours in faculty mentored research, and four credit hours in seminar for a total of 37 credit hours.

Programme Structure

  • Genetic Engineering I & II
  • Genetic Engineering Lab I & II
  • Immunology & Pathobiology
  • Introduction to Biostatitis
  • Teaching & Leadership
  • Research Ethics
  • Research I & II
  • Seminars I—IV
  • Thesis Preparation
  • Special Topics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Complete on-line application
  • Submit application fee
  • Submit 2 copies of official transcripts
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation
  • Submit an official copy of GRE scores
  • If international applicant, please submit official TOEFL scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14016 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7008 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    14016 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7008 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Orangeburg

  • 876 - 1530 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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