12 months
17696 USD/year
17696 USD/year
7628 USD/year
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Take the Industrial Biotechnology program from University of California, Riverside and study at one of the nation’s few programs training engineers in skills required for bio-therapeutics production including fermentation, cell culture, chromatography, and membrane process.

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Key Features

Ushering in a new era of education in this important area, the Center for Industrial Biotechnology (CIB) pairs a master’s education with targeted experience at a research center focused exclusively on the topic. As part of the master’s degree, students receive a broad education in four industrial biotechnology areas - agriculture, industrial chemicals, biofuels, and healthcare - and then secure an internship to narrow their focus in the area of their choice.

Through the leadership of expert faculty from both the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering and the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, CIB is bringing about the next generation of industrial biotechnology experts and setting the agenda for research in one of the fastest growing disciplines in the country. In fact, market analysis shows that the industry has grown more than 10 percent each year for the past decade, with industrial biotechnology making upward of $370 billion in revenues last year.

Through our research and Industrial Biotechnology program from University of California, Riverside , we look forward to graduating students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in this highly lucrative field. We hope you join us as CIB continues to identify and develop new applications that drive us into the future. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemical Engineering Principles
  • Biochemical Engineering Laboratory
  • Energy: Production, Uses, Economics, and Sustainability
  • Bioprocess Design Laboratory 
  • Colloquium in Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  •  A bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited institution. The degree must represent the completion of a program equivalent in subject matter and scholarship to that offered by the University of California. 
  • A minimum of a 3.0 undergraduate GPA or B-equivalent (if GPA is not on a 4.0 scale). We recommend that you check with the graduate program as they may have a higher standard for their GPA requirements. If your GPA is below this, follow up with the graduate program you are interested. Applications are reviewed in their entirety and the program can look at your other components and advise you on potential admission.
  • All applications are initially reviewed by the graduate program before a recommendation is submitted to the Graduate Division for final approval. Please visit your the graduate program's website you are interested in for any program specific requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17696 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8848 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    17696 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8848 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7628 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3814 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Riverside

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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