M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

University of Delaware

12 months
950 USD/credit 28500 USD/year
950 USD/credit 28500 USD/year
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The M.S. in Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (AMBB) program at the University of Delaware is for individuals holding a bachelor of science in biology, chemistry or a related major who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology, and who lack the skill set to pursue careers as research scientists in the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical or molecular diagnostic sectors. 


Through this Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology degree at the University of Delaware, students will gain specialized, in-depth professional hands-on skills and leadership competencies preparing them to succeed within the increasingly competitive biomedical sciences sector. In today’s employment market, individuals seeking positions in the laboratory-based professions require a tangible skill set, as employers can no longer “pay to train.” 

This program allows students to gain defined bench-focused technical competency, in addition to training in regulatory and fiscal affairs that impact laboratory management. Following graduation, students can apply their knowledge to meet specific career goals whether it be laboratory practice in biotechnology, molecular diagnostic or academic research settings. The AMBB M.S. curriculum prepares students to sit for the national certification examination in molecular diagnostics administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology - Technologist in Molecular Biology or MB(ASCP).

Benefits of the program include:

  • Gaining a workforce-ready, well-rounded and marketable technical skills geared for future employment
  • Exposure to regulatory, fiscal and management aspects of laboratory practice
  • Rapid and fixed time frame of degree completion (in as little as 12 months)
  • Internships integrated into the curriculum offer a leg up in the job market upon graduation
  • Preparation to sit for the molecular diagnostics board of certification exam

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Preparatory Techniques
  • Basic Molecular Techniques 
  • Protein Purification and Characterization
  • Flow Cytometry 
  • Practical Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics 
  • Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques 
  • Clinical and Molecular Cell Biology 
  • Human Molecular Genetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A nonrefundable application fee submitted with the application. 
    • Applicants must list and upload unofficial transcripts of all post-high school academic work from all institutions attended.
    • Applicants must submit a Personal Statement or answer specific questions or essays as part of the application; a Resume
    • Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation
    • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) admission test scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 950 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 950 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Newark

990 - 1700 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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