12 months
60446 USD/year
60446 USD/year
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The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. This Translational Biotechnology MSc program at University of Southern California combines a unique curriculum and distinctive practical training that exposes students to biotechnology and its applications in translating genomic and molecular insights into developing novel therapies and precision medicine. 


Drawing strength from the Keck School of Medicine faculty’s education, research, and practice expertise, this Translational Biotechnology MSc program at University of Southern California educates students on approaches used in the academic research, biotechnology and medical sciences industries.

Program Summary

Students in this program will gain an understanding of:

  • the science of human diseases and their interventions
  • the role of biotechnology in developing new therapies and precision medicine
  • the scope of issues and decisions faced by collaborating basic and clinical researchers in the bench-to-bedside process
  • the regulatory framework that impacts the use of new interventions
  • the private and public capital that develop the growing biotechnology and biomedical markets.

The program is ideal for those who are passionate about biomedical sciences and would like a career in biotechnology beyond laboratory research.

  • Students with a moderate biology background have the opportunity to extend their course work in biotechnology and biological sciences and continue in these fields.
  • Professionals in management, investment, regulatory affairs or law in the biotechnology industry are able to extend their knowledge of the science behind this industry, enabling them to make better decisions regarding this rapidly developing technology.
  • Students interested in doctoral programs or professional degree programs, such as medical school and law school, will build a strong foundation in biotechnology prior to applying to their top programs of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biotechnology Primer
  • Pathway and Target Discovery
  • Translational Biotechnology
  • Venture Feasibility
  • Entrepreneurship in Innovative Industries: Life Sciences 
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship 
  • Molecular Biology of Cancer 
  • Cell Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


28 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application.
  • Statement of purpose (approximately 500 words): Tell us where you came from, where you are going to, and how enrolling in the Translational Biotechnology Program may help you reach your academic or career goals.
  • Resume or CV: There is no specific format requirement for Resume or CV.
  • Letters of recommendation (minimum three): We accept letters from both academic and professional evaluators.  At least two of the letters should address your bioscience aptitude.   All letters must be on the letterhead of the organization or department.
  • Transcripts from ALL previously attended post-secondary institutions regardless of whether a degree was obtained.
  • Standardized test score.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60446 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30223 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    60446 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30223 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 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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