Northweste​rn University MS in Biotechnol​ogy Program

Dear Students,

We would like to introduce the Master of Biotechnology Program (MBP) offered by Northwestern University. The MBP provides interdisciplinary training to biologists, chemists and engineers to prepare for careers in the biopharma and biotechnology industries. MBP advantages include:

• 15-month (5 quarters) MS in Biotechnology program
• Optional paid 6-month Industrial Internship (extends the program to 21 months)
• 1000 hours of research guided by a Northwestern faculty mentor.
• Core education in bioprocess engineering theory and laboratory practice.
• New certificates in “Sustainability and Global Health Biotechnologies” and “Nanobiotechnology”
• Technology commercialization seminars on the legal, regulatory, business, and ethical aspects of biotechnology, many presented by industry professionals.
• Guided practice in critical thinking and scientific writing, as well as oral and interpersonal communication skills.
• Placement and career development assistance provided by a full-time industrial liaison.
• Industrial Advisory Board members visit annually to provide guidance to the program and interact with MBP students.

Please take a few minutes to review the program materials at MBP Director William Miller or Associate Director Igor Kourkine would be happy to discuss the program with you in more detail.


Master of Biotechnology Program Faculty and Staff

P.S. Because of its extensive research component, the MBP is also appropriate for students who may wish to subsequently enroll in a PhD program, medical school or dental school.