Professional Science Master's in Biotechnology and Dual Degree Programs
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. Visit the Professional Science Master's in Biotechnology page to read about how the program equips students with skills to enter and advance in this dynamic industry and learn more about our dual MS/MBA in Biotechnology.
How to Apply
MS (Professional Science Master's): Rolling through May 1; application review begins January 15. (Please note that the application may be closed earlier if the desired cohort size is reached prior to May 31; questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
MS Biotech/MBA: Rolling through May 1.
Five-Year Bachelor's/Master's Program: Brandeis undergraduates interested in this option should apply to GSAS in their junior year. Read additional details about the five-year program on the Biotech website.
Two semesters each of college-level courses in biology and chemistry, with laboratories. Courses in organic chemistry, economics, or business may be helpful but are not required.
To apply for the program, you need to submit:
Transcripts from all universities and colleges attended must be uploaded to your application; do not mail official transcripts to our office. For more information, visit Frequently Asked Questions.
Two letters of recommendation, submitted electronically
A curriculum vitae (CV) or resumé
A statement of purpose indicating your reasons for undertaking graduate study. In addition, please describe your qualifications for the academic program and your career objectives in undertaking this program. Also, please outline your specific interests and any experience in the biosciences workforce. For Brandeis undergraduates applying to the five-year program, please describe how your bachelor's degree requirements can be met in the first year of the program.
Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required, except for Brandeis undergraduates applying to the five-year BA/MS or BS/MS program. Our GRE institution code is 3092 (please note: this institution code only applies to GRE scores). Our GMAT institution code is 3FD-1Z-75. MyBest™ scores from ETS will not be accepted.
Additional Requirements for International Applicants: Score report from one of the following English language proficiency exams: TOEFL iBT, TOEFL Revised Paper-delivered Test, TOEFL ITP Plus for China Solution, IELTS Academic, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test. You can arrange for the delivery of your TOEFL iBT or Revised Paper-delivered Test score report by providing ETS with our institution code, 3261 (no department code is necessary); please note that MyBest™ scores from ETS will not be accepted. Delivery of your TOEFL ITP Plus scores can be arranged via your Vericant account, delivery of your Duolingo scores can be arranged via your Duolingo account, and delivery of your PTE Academic scores can be arranged via your Pearson account. Further information about this requirement can be found on the International Students page.
For a more comprehensive description of application requirements, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.