May 27, 2019
NY State Program Code: 04084
HEGIS Code: 0401.00
CIP Code: 26.0101
(33 -36 credits)
Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology: Biotechnology
Adelphi’s innovative Master of Science (M.S.) degree with a concentration in biotechnology prepares students for careers in this rapidly expanding and dynamic discipline. Adelphi offers a unique course of study that provides a solid foundation in the sciences with training in business to give students the expertise to succeed in both scientific and business environments, including universities, hospitals, and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The program includes critical training in laboratory safety, research ethics, and 21st century instrumentation and techniques. The required internship offers invaluable first-hand experience.
Students interested in the biotechnology concentration must first be admitted to the M.S. program in biology through the regular application process and complete one semester (12 credits) of graduate courses. Application to the biotechnology concentration is then made to the Graduate Academic Affairs Committee. Students admitted to the M.S. in biology who are interested in biotechnology may take relevant courses such as “Introduction to Biotechnology” without the business courses and internship to help them determine if they want to pursue the concentration.
- Students may pursue a research thesis track or a scholarly paper track.
- Specific admission criteria apply for the concentration in biotechnology.
- A limited number of teaching assistantships are available.
Requirements for Admission to the Biotechnology Concentration
- Interested students will apply to be admitted to the biotechnology concentration by writing a letter to the Biology Graduate Committee.
- Admission will be based on previous record, performance at Adelphi, and potential for success in biotechnology.
The biotechnology program offers two tracks, a research thesis track and a scholarly paper track:
Scholarly Paper track:
Because of the value of an extended research experience in preparing students for work in biotechnology, students are strongly recommended to follow the Research Thesis track, but it is also possible to complete the master’s degree by following the Scholarly Paper track; this would be especially appropriate for students who already have extensive lab experience.
Required for the M.S. in Biology: Biotechnology
One of these lecture/lab combinations:
One additional lecture/lab combination from the following:
The following three courses in business
(9 credits total, 3 credits each):
One of the following business courses is recommended but not required
For the Scholarly Paper track
(by permission only to biotechnology students), students must register for Scholarly Paper BIO 796 , 2 credits), and write and defend a scholarly paper based on library research in an area of interest in biology. Students will also need to complete additional course work in biology to give a total of 36 credits. Exceptions to the above courses may be approved only with special permission of the Graduate Committee.