Earn your Master's in Biotechnology in one year

Gain the advanced scientific knowledge and real-world business skills today’s biotechnology employers want.

Experiential Master of Science in Biotechnology (1-Year)

To capitalize on the explosive growth and career opportunities in the biotechnology field, Northeastern is excited to offer a 1-year Experiential Master of Science in Biotechnology on our Boston campus. Boston is a hotspot for biotechnology with 1000+ biotechnology companies located in the Boston area.

In just one year, you can earn your master’s degree through this uniquely Northeastern, intensive, work-based, experience-driven program. In the classroom, you’ll learn the must-have skills to thrive in today’s biotech workplace, with industry experts serving as your faculty.

You’ll hone those skills through several experiential-learning opportunities—including two signature lab courses, a co-op, and a Capstone project—allowing you to build your resumé as you learn. At the end of your year, you’ll be armed with a portfolio of your work and be ready to begin or grow your career faster.

Need more flexibility?
We also offer a MS in Biotechnology program that can be part-time, either in Boston or online for a duration of 2-3 years for students that need more flexibility and would like to spread out the coursework.

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Northeastern graduates that land industry-related jobs
Median annual salary for biotechnology professionals (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019)
Growth in biotechnology industry in MA in last 15 years while the industry as a whole is suspected to grow 14% by 2022. (MassBio, 2020)
“The Experiential Master of Science in Biotechnology is a truly integrative program between industry and the curriculum—preparing students for the biotech jobs of today and tomorrow.” - Jared Auclair, Associate Dean & Associate Professor of Biotechnology
Northeastern graduates that land industry-related jobs
Median annual salary for biotechnology professionals (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019)

Entry terms

Fall & Spring

Course delivery

On campus in Boston

Application deadlines

Fall: August 1
Spring: December 1

Work-based learning

Your curriculum includes a semester-long lab course with a 1-week residency and several experience-driven projects throughout the program. Lab courses leverage single-use bioreactors, mass spectrometry, and other industry-relevant technologies.

A powerful network

During the program, you’ll tap into our biotechnology network of alumni and industry partners that include leading organizations like Genzyme, Biogen, Pfizer, Takeda, Amgen, and Novartis. Students who complete the program will be able to innovate and lead in research, managerial, and technical positions in the biotech industry.

About Northeastern

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.