Interested students must apply for admission to the M.S. program with a concentration in Biotechnology. In addition to the personal statement, a second letter must be submitted that provides a rationale for entering this concentration and a description of three specific areas of training that the individual would like to pursue. Applicants to this concentration must have completed CHEM 6600 (Biochemistry) or its equivalent with a grade of “B” or higher. Admission to this concentration will be made by the Biotechnology Area Committee on the basis of credentials and space availability.
9 hours of 6000- and/or 8000-level courses except for BIOL 6900 as specified in an Individual Development Plan (IPD), developed by the student with the faculty advisor and approved by the Biotechnology Committee.
Complete nine hours of coursework approved by Biotechnology Committee.
The student will submit a Thesis proposal to be accepted by a Thesis Committee. The student will complete a Thesis to be defended before the Thesis Committee. The thesis may be based upon research done during the rotations.
The MS examination will consist of an oral defense of the Thesis.