Graduate Programs

BioMed: Biotechnology

The Biotechnology Master’s Program offers students hands-on experience to dive deeper into the science and industry of biotech, expanding their knowledge to make breakthroughs alongside diverse faculty with a wide range of experience.

The Biotechnology Master’s Program offers students hands-on experience to dive deeper into the science and industry of biotech, expanding their knowledge to make breakthroughs alongside diverse faculty with a wide range of experience.

The Biotechnology Master’s Program offers students hands-on experience to dive deeper into the science and industry of biotech, expanding their knowledge to make breakthroughs alongside diverse faculty with a wide range of experience. The program is designed for students interested in a range of topics related to the field of biotechnology, including drug and gene delivery, drug discovery, therapeutics,  tissue engineering, disease diagnostic assays, and biotech management. The Program offers in-depth thesis research as well as the opportunity to participate in paid co-ops in industry.

Application Information

Brown students may enter via the 5th Year Master’s Program or as outside students into the standard Master’s degree track. The Program offers students maximum flexibility including thesis (Sc.M.) and non-thesis degree options (A.M.), a part-time track, a management track option, and a co-op program

Open to students with appropriate backgrounds in the life sciences biology, neuroscience, biochemistry, or physics or chemistry.

    Application Requirements

    GRE Subject:

    Not required

    GRE General:

    Not required

    TOEFL/IELTS:

    Proficiency in English is expected. Minimum scores for each are: 100 (TOEFL) 8 (IELTS)

    Official Transcripts:

    Required. All applicants may upload unofficial transcripts for application submission. Official transcripts are ONLY required for enrolling students before classes start. An international transcript evaluation (WES or ECE) is required for degrees from non-U.S. institutions before enrollment.

    Letters of Recommendations:

    3 letters of recommendation

    Personal Statement:

    Please tell us in 1500 words or less why you are interested in pursuing a Master’s degree in Biotechnology at Brown, how your past academic and professional experiences have prepared you to succeed, and any specific areas and topics you are interested in studying further at Brown.

    Additional Requirements:

    Must fill out graduate school application and indicate interest in Biotechnology Masters Program.

    Please see our FAQ page.

     

    Application Deadlines: 

    • Spring 2025: November 15, 2024
    • Fall 2025: April 15, 2025

    Dates/Deadlines

    Application Deadline

    5th Year Deadline

    Tuition and Funding

    Completion Requirements

    A minimum of 8 tuition units are required. Must receive a grade of B or better, courses must be taken for a grade rather than credit/no credit. The Program Director endorses the student’s proposed curriculum.

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    Leadership

    Director of Graduate Studies
    Jacquelyn Schell

    Contact and Location

    Department of Biotechnology

    Mailing Address

    Brown University
    Box G-B 393
    Visit the Department of Biotechnology

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