Students in a Brandeis Biotechnology lab

Biotechnology is a rapidly growing sector of the United States and global economies. Its products are increasingly important in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease. The Master of Science Program in Biotechnology at Brandeis University was developed to equip students with skills to enter and advance in this dynamic industry.

The program provides student-centered, interdisciplinary training in the biological sciences and in business, drawing upon the world-class Life Science departments and International Business School at Brandeis University. The two-year program integrates laboratory training through Research Project Labs with a summer internship in an industrial or academic setting. Skills are developed step-by-step, and reinforced in multiple elements of the curriculum. Professional development opportunities include seminars and meetings with experienced workers in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical research from the thriving Massachusetts life sciences community.