Biotechnology (Professional Science Master's)
The Master of Science in cell and molecular biology is designed to produce outstanding graduates. Versatility in the program allows students to achieve individual goals while serving a diversity of student interests. Depending on the chosen emphasis, the program is designed for students who are interested in research and may consider continuing their education to earn a Ph.D. or for those preparing for a career working in, or managing, an applied science laboratory.
Innovation: Grand Valley's Professional Science Master's programs are different from traditional science master's programs in that they are interdisciplinary, directly tied to the scientific work force needs of business and industry, include an intensive scientific business/industry internship component, and have strong business, communication, project management, teamwork, and ethics components.
Versatile: Choose from a research emphasis that offers traditional inquiry-based laboratory research culminating in a thesis, or the biotechnology emphasis that provides students with a practical and applied curriculum closely tied to the scientific work force needs of business/industry.
Collaboration: Designed to meet the need for team-oriented professionals with advanced interdisciplinary skills, the program equips graduates to be effective leaders and team members in their professions and to communicate effectively with individuals in other disciplines.
Opportunity: An internship with one of Grand Valley's partnering workplace organizations assures experience and exposure prior to completing the program.
The M.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology program is 35 credits including 12 interdisciplinary credits shared with PSM programs in biostatistics and medical and bioinformatics, an internship, program and emphasis-specific courses, and a Capstone course.
Grand Valley is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission; Member - North Central Association, 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504; telephone: (312) 263-0456; Web:
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Fringe Rural Area