Indiana University

Biotechnology (M.S.) and Teaching Biology


Wright Educational Building, 201 North Rose Ave.

940 E. Seventh Street

Bloomington, IN 47408

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. Biotechnology Program; Master of Arts for Teachers in Biology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The indiana University Department of Biology offers additional Masters programs for students interested in Biotechnology or Teaching biology.


Master of Arts for Teachers

The Master of Arts for Teachers (MAT) in Biology is offered by the Graduate School (not the School of Education) to provide training beyond the baccalaureate degree for those intending to teach in junior or senior high school and who wish additional training in biology. Each candidate for the degree must possess a teacher's certificate by the time the degree is conferred, with the exception of foreign students who intend to return to their native country. Applicants for this program should have an A.B. or B.S. with a major in biological sciences from an accredited college, or the B.S. degree in Education with biology as a teaching specialty. Graduate Record Examination results, including both the aptitude tests and the advanced test in biology, must be submitted by all applicants wishing to be considered for admission

M.S. Biotechnology Program

The Masters of Science in Biotechnology at Indiana University is an intensive program designed to give students an understanding of the principles underlying biotechnologies as well as hands-on experience in advanced techniques.  The program requires only one year to complete and focuses on biochemical, cell, and molecular biological applications in biotechnology.  Graduates of the program can pursue careers in research institutions, biotech and pharmaceutical companies, and health care facilities as well as legal firms and regulatory agencies.  The M.S. Biotechnology program at IU is a good choice for: new graduates who would like to gain more knowledge and hands-on experience before entering the career field, current employees at biotech companies who would like to make themselves more upwardly mobile, and students who are looking to pursue a degree in


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

International Student Requirements:


Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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