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Master of Science in Biotechnology


The master of science in biotechnology degree program is intended to prepare students for careers in biotechnology and biomedicine and to assist currently employed professionals in enhancing their career opportunities.
Biotechnology captures the opportunities made possible by the decoding of the human genome and the advances in bioanalytical instrumentation. The field is projected for continued rapid growth. The program is designed so that students may have a wide range of prior disciplinary backgrounds, prepare for and take the four core courses and a range of electives, and tailor the rest of the program to their career opportunities. Students may develop areas of additional depth in fields such as:

  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Research
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Health Care
  • Management and Business Administration
  • Science Education

Program Information

School: School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Program: Biotechnology

Catalog page: MS

Other program information:

If you would like to discuss your interest in the program with a faculty member, please email us your phone number and a time that we can contact you.

MS in Biotechnology Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree, preferably in science, mathematics, computer science, or engineering

Test score required: Yes

Letters of recommendation: Required

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Shawanda Dunagin
800 W. Campbell Road FO31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: FO3.602

Possible Careers

Cellular biologist, lab assistant, quality control inspector/analyst, teacher, college instructor, academic or industrial scientist/researcher, and health care professions

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.