Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies

McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Masters in Biotechnology Program


405 Church Street

Evanston, IL 60208

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Masters in Biotechnology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Biotechnology Program (MBP) at Northwestern University stresses the interdisciplinary nature of biotechnology through the integration of course work and program-specific seminars with an in-depth biotechnology research experience. A wealth of other seminars and lectures available at Northwestern further enhances each student’s education in modern biotechnology. Northwestern University, as a private institution with considerable financial strength, maintains a superior environment for research and training in the life sciences, engineering, and biotechnology. Successful research and training in biotechnology requires collaborations among scientists working in diverse areas. In this spirit, the MBP brings together students and faculty from a wide range of disciplines (chemistry, biology, medicine and engineering) that contribute to the biotechnology industry and to modern life-sciences and bioengineering research. Faculty research preceptors are drawn from several departments and programs within Northwestern University and the Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Research Institute. On-campus visits, lectures, and seminars by industrial scientists and engineers broaden student understanding of business, organizational, and ethical aspects of the biotechnology industry. The MBP maintains close connections with the biotechnology industry through its advisory board, individual professionals, company representatives, and MBP alumni. These connections contribute to the Program in several areas, including short- and long-term strategic planning, student placement, and curriculum development. Industry support for the MBP has also included donations of funds and equipment to enhance student training.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Students in master's degree programs may qualify for federal or private loans. Graduate students should direct their financial aid eligibility questions to the Chicago Office of Financial Aid at 312-503-8722.

Locale: Midsize City

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