Degree Requirements

Ten courses are required to complete the Master of Science in Biotechnology.

Prerequisite Requirement:

Students without adequate organic chemistry may be admitted provisionally to take 410.302 Bio-Organic Chemistry.

Four core courses (for the General Degree):

Six electives – 2 science electives, 4 general electives.

Biodefense Concentration

Biodefense Concentration Core Science Courses (core requirements differ for this concentration*):

Biodefense Electives

Pick any three of the following:

Bioinformatics Concentration

Bioinformatics Concentration Courses

In addition to the four core courses (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Advanced Cell Biology I, and Advanced Cell Biology II) and two electives, degree candidates must complete any four of the following courses to satisfy the bioinformatics concentration requirements:

Biotechnology Enterprise Concentration

Biotechnology Enterprise Concentration Core Courses

Students in this concentration must complete four core science courses, two science electives, and any four of the following Enterprise courses:

Molecular Targets and Drug Discovery Technologies Concentration

This concentration requires some on-site instruction and is only offered at JHU’s Montgomery County Campus in Rockville, MD. The fellowship, however, is limited to recent post-baccalaureates who meet both the CCR/NCI fellowship and MS degree requirements.

Molecular Targets and Drug Discovery Technologies Electives

Two required:

A Concentration in Regulatory Affairs

Students in this concentration must complete four core science courses, two science electives, and any four of the following:

State-specific Information for Online Programs

Note: Students should be aware of state-specific information for online programs. For more information, please contact an admissions representative.