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Biotechnology and Genomics

Rutgers University

18 months
30888 USD/year
30888 USD/year
21600 USD/year
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The objective of the Biotechnology and Genomics program of 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). 

Employment Opportunities

Students in the Biotechnology and Genomics program of 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 include:

  • Finance and Accounting  
  • Marketing Asses. /CMD Marketing
  • Communication & Professional Development for Science & Technology Management 
  • Ethics for Science & Technology Management 
  • Colloquium in Professionalism for Science & Technology Management 
  • Science & Technology Management Capstone 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


43 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A student must submit transcripts and have a Bachelor’s Degree in biotechnology, genomics, genetics, biochemistry, biology or a related field.
  • Prerequisite coursework must include two semesters of biology, two semesters of general chemistry, two semesters of organic chemistry and one semester of calculus and one semester of genetics. For those that do not have laboratory experience the following course is recommended. 11:126:482 Molecular Genetics Laboratory (4).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15444 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    30888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15444 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • In-State

    21600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 USD per semester during 18 months.

$10800 for online option

Living costs for Camden

832 - 2048 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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