The admission requirements emphasize strong quantitative skills and knowledge of molecular sciences.The admission requirements emphasize strong quantitative skills and knowledge of molecular sciences.

Admissions

A FEW SPOTS FOR FALL 2017 STILL REMAIN! APPLY NOW!

If you are interested in pursuing a dynamic career in biotechnology and associated professions, we invite you to apply to our Master of Biotechnology Program. Your application will be reviewed within 4 weeks after its online submission, and an interview will be scheduled if it is competitive. MBP matriculates typically have GPA's above 3.5 and GRE test scores of better than 85% on the quantitative section and better than 80% on the verbal section.

Additional information about admissions can be found on the MBP FAQ page

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QUICK FACTS ABOUT APPLICATION
Application Deadline
  • May 31st for international students (due to visa processing deadlines)
  • July 31 for domestic students 
Application Fee None
Prerequisite Coursework

At least one course in each of the following areas:

  • Organic chemistry or biochemistry
  • General or physical chemistry
  • Biology (e.g., cellular or molecular)
  • Calculus
Application Process
  1. Fill out and submit the online application.
  2. Complete a short pre-interview questionnaire and participate in an interview in person, by phone, or via Skype within 4 weeks of the submission of the online application.
  3. Arrange for two recommendation letters and receive an official decision.

Already a Northwestern student?

  • No GRE or other standardized tests are required.
  • Some undergraduate courses may count toward your degree and shorten your MBP curriculum from five to four quarters.