Marywood University

College of Liberal Arts and Science



2300 Adams Avenue

Scranton, PA 18509

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.- Biotechnology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The M.S. Biotechnology program prepares students for careers in broad fields related to biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, health care, and many others. This is a "Professional Science Masters" (PSM) Biotechnology program; courses include modern genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics but also MBA courses. A PSM program such as our M.S. Biotechnology offering allows graduates to work in a lab, but also as managers, directors, leaders - giving the graduates a breadth of career opportunities. M.S. Biotechnology recipients are also attractive candidates for medical, veterinary or dental schools.

The M.S. Biotechnology program is composed of two basic curriculum tracks, depending upon point of entry. Marywood University undergraduates in their junior or senior years can apply for admission into the program and enter our five year B.S./M.S. curriculum. Applicants who already possess a B.S. or a B.A. in the life sciences can enter the two year, standalone M.S. track. The graduate component is essentially identical for both tracks, and neither track requires a written thesis.

Program Course Requirements (Total credits: 37-39)


Total Credits 18

*Public Presentation

*Research Methods

*Ethics in Management

*Graduate Business (MBA) (three courses total)

 -----*Financial Planning & Management

 -----*Business Venture & Entrepreneur

 -----*Organizational Behavior and Development

 -----*Legal Aspects of the Administrative Process

 -----*Marketing & Strategic Planning

 -----*Managing the Organization in the Marketspace

 -----*Management of Technology


Total Credits 15

*Cell Culture


*Literature Review

*Molecular & Cellular Biology

*Emerging Medicines and Technologies

SCIENCE ELECTIVES (Choose 2 electives)



*Laboratory Instruction





Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 37-39

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 750.00 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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