- Biomedical biotechnology
- Industrial biotechnology
Explore the M.S. in Biotechnology program at Syracuse University! We are a uniquely interdisciplinary, non-thesis academic, research and laboratory training program. This is the right program for students seeking an industry job or looking to pursue further studies afterwards. The College of Arts and Sciences and the Whitman School have a new dual degree program combining our M.S. in Biotechnology with a master of business administration. You can find more information about the program here.
We offer general or specialized tracks, allowing a personalized experience for students to follow their interests.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for Fall and Spring terms. Summer admissions are limited. Therefore, please contact the biotechnology program at firstname.lastname@example.org before applying for Summer admission.
More information about the application process can be found at Syracuse University Graduate Admissions
For detailed information about estimated graduate school costs, and potential sources of financial aid, refer to the following:
In addition to financial aid, various types of additional financial assistance may be available to some biotechnology graduate students, such as:
Applicants must have earned a B.S. or a B.A. degree and should have at least a minimal background in chemical, physical and biological sciences, including: at least one college-level mathematics course, two to three years of biology courses, and at least two chemistry courses.
Although not required, a year of biochemistry is desirable for students interested in the BioMedical Sciences Track, and a year of physics is desirable for students interested in the Industrial Biotechnology Track.
Special consideration is given to students who have conducted undergraduate research and whose recommendations attest to their skills in the laboratory or field and show promise in research.
To get started, complete the application form.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required of applicants. However, if you have taken the GRE exam, you may submit your official scores with your application. (To report your official scores to Syracuse University, use CODE 2823.) High scores on the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing tests of the GRE may strengthen your application.
IMPORTANT NOTE regarding GPA, GRE, and TOEFL/IELTS scores:
We do not have any average or minimum required GPA, GRE scores, or TOEFL/IELTS scores. Each applicant is evaluated on an individual basis. A GPA is below 3.0 is considered low, but an applicant with strong signs of potential for improvement still has a chance for admission. In reviewing applications, we look for strengths that might compensate.
Supplemental application materials being mailed to Syracuse University should be sent to one of the following two addresses, depending upon the delivery method:
Via the U.S. Postal Service
Graduate Admissions Processing
P.O. Box 35060
Syracuse, NY 13235-5060
Via a package delivery service (e.g., FedEx, UPS, DHL)
Graduate Admissions Processing
716 East Washington Street, Suite 200
Syracuse, NY 13210-1572
APPLY on CollegeNET: Online application
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.