Regenerative and Stem Cell Technologies Concentration
Designed to match growing needs in the rapidly expanding advanced biotechnology field, the Master of Science in Biotechnology degree with a concentration in Regenerative and Stem Cell Technologies offers a cutting-edge training platform for individuals seeking to keep up with innovation and industry trends. This concentration within the Biotechnology degree program uniquely prepares graduates with a valuable hands-on and theoretical skillset that translates across the areas of regenerative medicine, cell therapy, gene therapy, tissue engineering and more.
|Course Locations||Rockville, MD; Online|
|Entry Terms||Fall, Spring or Summer semester|
|Degree Requirements||10 courses|
|Tuition and Fees||Tuition in the 2018-2019 academic year is $4,322 per course. Please note: 2018-2019 tuition rates are tentative pending approval by the Board of Trustees. More information.|
The Master of Science in Biotechnology with Regenerative and Stem Cell Technologies concentration is intended for current or aspiring biotechnology professionals who would like to refine their background and skillset. Students will acquire an in-depth understanding of stem cells, gene therapy, and regenerative medicine and gain the laboratory skills necessary to advance these rapidly expanding fields of research and clinical development.
The practical instruction offered in the Regenerative and Stem Cell Technologies concentration is applicable to clinical or research laboratories, policy/regulatory science, and entrepreneurial leadership roles within this advanced field. This unique program will produce biotechnology professionals who can continue academic pursuits or fill key positions in industry or government. Graduates of this concentration will be equipped to address the increasing need for highly skilled professionals with experience in regenerative and stem cell technologies.
Courses within the Regenerative and Stem Cell Technologies concentration are developed in collaboration with industry experts and scientists in order to bring students a current, real-world perspective on various aspects of these complex biotechnologies. The content of each required course is routinely updated in conjunction with the evolving nature of research and clinical development in this field.
Ten courses are required to complete the Master of Science in Biotechnology with Regenerative and Stem Cell Technologies concentration.
Four core courses
- 410.601 Biochemistry
- 410.602 Molecular Biology
- 410.603 Advanced Cellular Biology I
- 410.604 Advanced Cellular Biology II
Four concentration courses
- 410.630 Gene Therapy
- 410.653 Regenerative Medicine: Bench to Bedside
- 410.753 Stem Cell Biology
- 410.780 Stem Cell Culture Laboratory Methods (Note: This class is only available on-site at the Rockville campus)
Two elective courses that can be chosen from any courses offered in the Biotechnology curriculum.
Designed to accommodate full-time students and working professionals, this program can be completed conveniently via a combination of online and campus courses (on weekends or in the evenings).
The prerequisites for admission into the MS in Biotechnology with Regenerative and Stem Cell Technologies concentration are:
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
Plus a minimum:
- GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Two semesters of biology
- Two semesters of college chemistry, preferably with laboratories
- Two semesters of organic chemistry, preferably with laboratories.
Opportunities exist for students from non-technical backgrounds to master this field as well. Students who may not satisfy all of the admission criteria are considered on a case-by-case basis and may be admitted provisionally. A provisional student is required to take 410.302 Bio-Organic Chemistry prior to being considered for full admission.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
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