The Master of Science degree program curriculum provides students with advanced course work in biotechnical and biomolecular sciences.
Graduates are prepared for positions in research and industrial R&D laboratories or in sales/technical representation in biotechnology, chemical or pharmaceutical companies. A research project resulting in a thesis must be completed in the laboratory of one of the program faculty, or, by special arrangement, with faculty in other departments who are affiliated with the Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
It should be emphasized that the University at Buffalo offers many different courses, and a program of study can be arranged to fit individual interests with regards to careers in biotechnology.
All students need the latest scientific knowledge regardless of their area of specialty; therefore the following courses are required of ALL students:
Electives should be selected in relation to interests and career goals in consultation with the adviser. Below is a list of departmental electives that may be of interest to students. In addition, the Graduate Catalog should be consulted as many other courses outside the department are also appropriate.
The Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences is located on the South Campus of the University at Buffalo. Space is ample for both teaching and research.
A limited number of teaching assistantships are available. These provide a stipend of approximately $9,385.00/10 months and a waiver of tuition (except for summer session) depending on state funding. All students who receive such aid are expected to participate in supervised teaching which is arranged as a meaningful experience.
Current tuition and fees can be found at Student Accounts.
PLEASE NOTE: As of October 2009, applicants who are offered admission for the subsequent fall semester will be required to pay a $200 (USD) tuition deposit to secure their place in the program. The deposit will be applied to the first tuition bill sent to the student and is refundable until May 1. Applicants who decline our offer of acceptance or who accept the offer but fail to pay the deposit will forfeit their place in the program, which will then be offered to the next applicant on the “wait list.”
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March 1st of each year is the due date to complete and submit your application for formal review; March 15th is the deadline to upload supporting documents through the application portal.
February 1st of each year is the due date to complete and submit your application for formal review; February 15th is the deadline to upload supporting documents through the application portal.
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