Degree Requirements


  • One semester of Biochemistry AND one semester of Cell Biology at the undergraduate or graduate level OR 410.303 Foundations of Bioscience (available to students admitted provisionally only)
  • An undergraduate degree in the life sciences or engineering from a four-year college with at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the latter half of undergraduate studies

10-Course Graduate Program

Core courses (Six)

It is recommended that the required core courses be taken in the following order, if possible.

Practicum (One)


Students may choose any three electives from the Advanced Biotechnology Studies program (including advanced science or regulatory courses) for which they have met the prerequisites or have received permission from the program committee. See Course Descriptions for a list of courses.

Course Waiver

Applicants and students with extensive experience or relevant coursework may request a waiver for a core required course. If the waiver is granted, students must replace the course with an elective course. Please include the request in your application.

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.