A significant strength of our program is the diversity and experience of the student cohort entering each year. For this reason, students with several years' work experience are strongly favored for admission.
To qualify for the Master of Science in Biotechnology program, an applicant should have a bachelor's degree (minimum GPA 3.0) with a minimum of two semesters of biology or other related life science courses.
In addition, applicants will provide three letters of recommendation from teachers, supervisors, or researchers. When all application information is on file, a personal or phone interview will be scheduled.
GPAs, work experience, letters of recommendation and the applicant's statement of their academic career goals are the primary criteria used in the admission process.
The total cost for the program is $40,000 for students entering in Fall 2013. Additional information regarding tuition costs and fees can be found in the following PDF document:
Direct financial support from the M.S. program is not available. However, students can contact the Office of Student Financial Services to discuss federal loan programs and other lending opportunities. Students interested in financial assistance should call Student Financial Services at (608) 262-3060.
Students admitted to the program are expected to own a laptop with wireless connectivity for use throughout their program experience. Please refer to the technical requirements web page for further information
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