Molecular Biotechnology (M.S.)

The Molecular Biotechnology Program is a career-oriented program specifically designed to educate and train technically-oriented people in both the theory and practice of modern biotechnology. The program’s main emphasis is on the application of these skills through integration of classroom, laboratory, and research experiences.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. In addition, applicants are expected to have attained a level of scholarship in the baccalaureate program equal to a grade point average of 3.0 or better, including adequate preparation in biological sciences and supporting courses in chemistry, physics and mathematics. The general portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required. An introductory genetics course and a microbiology course passed with grades of ‘B’ or better are required, and completion of an introductory biochemistry course is strongly recommended. Deficiencies in course work must be completed before beginning the program. Students may enter in the Fall semester only.

This program is offered as a specially approved Plan C master’s program only, requiring sixty-nine credits. Course work will be completed in accordance with the schedule set by the Program’s Director, Dr. Athar Ansari. Students must consult with Dr. Ansari, each semester prior to registration. All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Candidacy: Applicants become degree candidates after completing twelve credit hours of course work and filing a Plan of Work which must be approved and signed by the Program’s Director, Dr. Ansari.