Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
10600 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Harrisburg University of Science and Technology offers a 36-credit hour Master of Science in Biotechnology with concentrations in Biomanufacturing, Medical Biotechnology, and Business and Management of Biotechnology.


Developed with extensive input from an advisory group comprised of CEOs and senior leaders of biotechnology firms, HU’s Biotechnology master’s degree program integrates medical science, research, manufacturing, and biotechnology-based business skills with leadership, teamwork and entrepreneurship skills that are essential for career success in the biotechnology field.

We offer a master degree in Biotechnology at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. The life science industry in Pennsylvania today has more than 2,300 businesses employing close to 80,000 people with a 459,720 total employment impact (5.8 national multiplier). All this growth has led to a significant economic impact close to $1 billion and created significant workforce opportunities in biotechnology for those employees with a master’s degree. 

Program goals: 

Students graduating from Harrisburg University Biotechnology Master’s program would have:

  • Researched biotechnology concepts and developments to determine their relevance to applications to biotechnology.
  • Evaluated research literature, emerging technologies, and commercial developments to design and/or develop innovative biotechnology applications and products.
  • Worked as part of a project team to plan and manage the production of an innovative biotechnology application or product.
  • Analyzed the global business environment of biotechnology industry including regulations and finance to make ethical decisions that meet the needs of the organization.
  • Actively communicated and collaborated as part of the global community of biotechnology researchers and developers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Omics for Life Sciences 
  • Design of Experiment 
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Research Methodology and Writing 
  • Applied Project 
  • Biotechnology Graduate Internship 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • complete the application online
  • submit final official undergraduate transcript(s) from the college or university at which a baccalaureate degree was conferred, and any other institution of higher education attended (whether or not academic credit was earned);
  • submit a personal goal statement including:
  • future goals: identify career/professional goals; and,
  • leadership or group contributions: describe examples of leadership experience in which you have significantly influenced others, helped resolve disputes, or contributed to group efforts over time.
  • submit a hard copy resume or by email to
  • The University does not require the GRE/GMAT for students seeking a master’s degree. However, the GRE/GMAT is strongly recommended for students seeking admission to a doctorate program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5300 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Domestic graduate tuition rate: is $800 per semester hour.


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Harrisburg University of Science and Technology


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