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Biotechnology and Genomics, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #262 (QS) , NJ,
The objective of the Biotechnology and Genomics program from Rutgers University is to educate students in the essential skills for managing technical development and commercial applications in industries that apply and make use of the molecular biological sciences, including biotechnology and genomics.


Biotechnology is a rapidly moving transformative technology that has applications in industries as diverse as healthcare, pharmaceutical development, agriculture, alternative energy, environmental monitoring and restoration, and nanotechnology.  In particular, biotechnology is now the predominant technology underpinning the development of new pharmaceuticals and medical diagnostics and treatments.  Genomics is the study of whole genomes (the entire genetic complement of an organism) and is focused on the structure and behavior of all the genes in an organism or ecosystem.  Genomics is an application of biotechnology that has developed in the last 10 years and places a particular emphasis on understanding how very large numbers of genes interact with each other and with their environment.  Genomics has been made possible by new and rapidly evolving developments in structural and analytical methods (e.g., ultra-high throughput DNA sequencing) along with the development of the computational approaches needed to handle large datasets.  Genomics is rapidly finding applications in industry (e.g., in developing personalized medicine, finding new drug targets or searching for novel industrial enzymes in exotic microflora). 


Students an MBS in Biotechnology and Genomics from Rutgers University may work as industry researchers, bioinformaticians, consultants and biotechnical scientists, as well as in other areas that involve more business skills. MBS Graduates in this concentration have found work with job titles such as, Analyst, Analytical Biochemist, Associate Biotech Scientist, Lab Researcher/Technician, Marketing Associate, Regulatory Affairs Associate, Venture Associate, and many others. The places where graduates work include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and personal care companies, research labs, and others including, Bristol Myers Squibb, Chromocell Corporation, Celgene Corporation, Colgate-Palmolive, Genewiz Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Merck and Co., Zitter Health Insights,and many others. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principles of Finance and Accounting  
  • Marketing Asses. /CMD Marketing
  • Principles of Communication & Professional Development for Science & Technology Management 
  • Ethics for Science & Technology Management 
  • Colloquium in Professionalism for Science & Technology Management 
  • Science & Technology Management Capstone 
  • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Concepts in Biotechnology & Genomics
  • NextGen Biotechnology & Genomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Nucleotide Sequence Analysis
  • Bioinformatics: Tools for Genomic Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    43 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A bachelors degree with a science/math/engr major from an accredited university, and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Official Transcripts (Scanned copies WILL NOT be accepted. Transcripts must be sealed and sent to the graduate admissions office at the time of applying. 
  • GRE exam (may be waived with 5 yrs U.S work experience)
  • We use three factors in determining admission: GRE, GPA(undergrad), and Work Experience. While work experience is not mandatory for admission (except for the engineering management concentration), we do take it  under consideration.
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement.
  • Resume  

Work Experience

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1221 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1221 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    986 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 986 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
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$900/credit for online students (in-state or out-of-state)

Living costs for Camden

  • 832 - 2050 USD/month
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