Prepare to innovate and lead in the dynamic field of biotechnology

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

Master of Science in Biotechnology

As biotechnology transforms everything from medicine to agriculture, opportunities abound for highly skilled researchers, managers, and technical professionals. The biotechnology industry is in immediate need of innovative leaders and professionals who possess cross-functional expertise, combining the skills of a scientist, business strategist, and public policy advocate.

The Master of Science in Biotechnology from Northeastern University combines advanced interdisciplinary training in biotechnology, biology, chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences with the development of high-value business skills that power career success. Our program offers real-world experience and industry-tested faculty perspectives that will prepare you to play pivotal roles in today’s cutting-edge life science, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries.

Want to accelerate your path to a master's degree?
We also offer a Master of Science in Biotechnology - Experiential (1-year) program in Boston. This accelerated master's program is an intensive, work-based, experience-driven program that will propel you into this thriving industry faster. Select this program in the form to learn more.

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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 skills that we learn [at Northeastern] are skills I've seen being applied in a lab setting. When I go into an academic lab and perform an experiment, I realize what the professor was talking about in class. Because of these experiences, I feel prepared for co-ops and full time jobs.
- Gaurav Saawant, MS '21
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

100% online or on campus in Boston

Application deadlines

Fall: August 1
Spring: December 1

Experience-powered learning

Leverage hands-on lab courses, learn from industry experts, and complete a required co-op to boost your career prospects and set you, and your resumé, apart.

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.