| ACADEMICS | Graduate School | Graduate Programs | Master of Science in Biotechnology
The Master of Science in Biotechnology program at Worcester State University helps you broaden your understanding of the biological sciences and prepares you for careers and doctoral programs in the growing field of biotechnology. With classes available in the late afternoons and evenings, our flexible, part-time program is designed with working students like you in mind. The program offers the possibility of transferring up to 12 eligible credits of graduate work—also making it a great value. We also offer a 4-Plus option for our current undergraduate biotechnology major that enable the undergraduate and graduate degree requirements to be completed in 5 years. WSU’s biotechnology curriculum covers a wide range of topics in biology and chemistry, and some courses include a hands-on laboratory component, through which you’ll put classroom theory into practice. What’s more, you’ll have exciting opportunities to conduct research with our accomplished faculty or with other experienced scientists in the field. You’ll demonstrate your mastery of program coursework by completing a research project and writing a thesis—and passing a written and/or oral examination when you defend your thesis. While many of our students have continued their studies beyond the master’s level, others have found success in an array of laboratory settings in education, industry, research, and manufacturing. In fact, some of our recent graduates are employed by Worcester-area colleges and universities, and most are at various biotechnology companies. As a program graduate, you’ll gain all the advantages that come with being part of our network of biotechnology professionals.