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Biotechnology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #27 (WUR) , NY,
Biotechnology is a swiftly growing industry. From the food grown at our farms to the medicine we buy and the ways we clean up the environment, biotechnology affects many facets of our daily lives.  

About

Major developments in the field occur every day, with many introduced by academic and professional communities before the greater public is even aware of industry advancements.

At the School of Engineering, you’ll join in these exciting discoveries. Course topics range from industrial application of enzymes and bio-polymer synthesis to modern drug design and the role of biotechnology in health care. The availability of various and varied electives enables you to specialize in selected biotechnology areas. The program also includes a guided study to develop analytical skills. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biotechnology and the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Biotechnology and Health Care
  • Biosensors and Biochips
  • Enzyme Catalysis in Organic Synthesis
  • Protein Engineering
  • Tissue Engineering
Elective Courses 
  • Introduction to Neuroscience for Biotechnologists
  • Immunology: Concepts, Mechanisms and Applications in Biotechnology
  • Materials in Medicine
  • Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Introduction to Technical Communication
  • Introduction to Drug Delivery
  • Special Topics in Biotechnology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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).

Application requirements:
  • Standardized Test Information – GMAT or GRE (and TOEFL if required);
  • Transcripts & Degrees; 
  • Professional Information; 
  • Essays;
  • EQ endorsements must be submitted online;
  • International Student Supplement. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1798 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1798 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1798 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1798 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Financial Aid and Scholarships

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While we believe that the primary responsibility for meeting college costs rests with the student and the family, New York University as well as the state and federal governments can help. Although NYU is not able to meet the full need of every student, by combining the various types of funds available we use every method possible to coordinate adequate resources to enable you to invest in a higher education at NYU.

If you believe you will need any amount of financial assistance to attend NYU, we strongly encourage you to apply for financial aid immediately.

A financial aid package at NYU takes into account both financial need and academic merit. Although merit-based scholarships are available, NYU is committed to using the vast majority of its scholarship funds to assist students whose families are unable to pay the full cost of an NYU education. All students are automatically considered, and there is no separate application necessary for NYU scholarships.

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