2022-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Feb 01, 2023  
2022-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda)

Biotechnology, M.S.

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Requirements for the Masters of Science

Students are expected to have an undergraduate degree in a science or engineering discipline and must have taken undergraduate courses in (1) biochemistry and (2) cell and molecular biology, or they may take these classes at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. The 30-credit curriculum consists of three parts:

  1. Five required courses in biotechnology (15 credits);
  2. Five elective courses in biotechnology and related fields (15 credits); and
  3. Students have the option of choosing two Guided Studies or Projects, involving laboratory or literature work as part of their elective courses (6 of the 15 elective credits).

To meet graduation requirements, students must attain an overall GPA of 3.0 (average of a B) in all their courses.

Required Courses: 15 Credits

The five required courses are listed below:


Subject to advisor’s approval students can also take an elective course and/or do research at other Schools of NYU (up to 9 credits). Typically, Biotechnology students choose NYU School of Medicine.

Guided Studies: up to 6 Credits

Students may optionally enroll in up to two Guided Studies courses (one per semester), which involve laboratory or literature work, as arranged with their advisers. Guided Studies courses count as elective courses.

Total: 30 Credits

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