12 months
800 USD/credit 28800 USD/year
800 USD/credit 28800 USD/year
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This 36-credit hour Master of Science Biotechnology program from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology will offer students an ability to gain specialization while customizing and individualizing the education for desired skills and careers, 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, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology’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.

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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The deadline for all international student applications is 15 days prior to the start date of a semester.


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Copy of passport
  • Official transcripts 
  • Bank statement of $26,500 USD or affidavit of support if applicable.
  • If a student is transferring a SEVIS, it must arrive one day prior to the start of the semester. 
  • Students who only have a bachelor’s degree must have it evaluated by an approved international credentialing service, such as World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • per credit hour

Living costs for Harrisburg

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.


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