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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

B.S. / M.S. in Biotechnology

Students studying green plants in a scientific setting.

Combine two programs into one to earn two degrees in just five years. Our accelerated B.S./M.S. program prepares students for jobs in areas such as the biotechnology industry, biomedical studies, health professions, pharmaceutical and agricultural industry, environmental biotechnology and research in academia.

Students receive the bachelor's degree after four years and the master's after the fifth year.

Program Features

  • advanced scientific training and education
  • unique, interdisciplinary curriculum
  • customized courses for different career plans
  • targeted professional development
  • networking experience

Combined B.S./M.S. in Biotechnology Application Process

Current SU undergraduate students will need to APPLY on CollegeNET: Online application

Please include an unofficial transcript as part of your application package as well as two (2) faculty recommendation letters.

Letters of recommendation must be uploaded on CollegeNET by the recommender (this is the preferred method), OR delivered by mail in a sealed envelope to Graduate Admissions Processing directly from the recommender. (Mailing address: Graduate Admissions Processing, P.O. Box 35060, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13235-5060).

Applications are reviewed by the M.S. Biotechnology admissions committee. Decisions regarding suitability for admission are made as soon as possible.

Incomplete applications may delay review of your application.

The Syracuse University Graduate Admissions office directs the processing of graduate admissions and applications for the entire University, including applications to the M.S. in Biotechnology program. For more information about the application process, please visit the Graduate Admissions website.

The institution code for Syracuse University is 2823. You will be asked by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) for this code when requesting that your official GRE and/or TOEFL scores be electronically forwarded to Syracuse University.

Program Requirements

Streamlined curriculum allows students to complete all the requirements for a B.S. in Biotechnology and M.S. in Biotechnology in 5 years.

Students accepted into the five-year B.S./M.S. program will be able share up to 12 credits of 500- or 600-level coursework toward the completion of both degrees.

Program Faculty