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

APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2018 ARE NOW OPEN!

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

START THE ONLINE APPLICATION

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. Participate in an interview in person, by phone, or via Skype within 4 weeks of the submission of the online application. Interviews will take place during the first week of each month (see below for schedule).
  3. Arrange for two recommenders to provide evaluations and receive an official decision.

interview schedule

If selected for an interview, you will be contacted 3-5 business days before interviews are due to begin. Your email invitation will include more information about the interview process and a link that will allow you to schedule your interview.

INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
2017
  • October 2-9
  • November 1-8
  • December 1-8
2018
  • January 1-8
  • February 1-8
  • March 1-8
  • April 2-9
  • May 1-8
  • June 1-8
  • July 2-9 (domestic only)
  • August 1-8 (domestic only)

*Additional dates and times to be added as needed.

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.