Curriculum
Certificates & Minors

The Master of Biotechnology Program encourages students to pursue their particular interests within the program. Those interested in further specializing their degree may select from the following certificate and graduate minor options.

No additional tuition is charged for certificates and minors.

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Sustainability and Global Health Biotechnologies Certificate

The SGHB certificate prepares students for careers in deploying biotechnology to address healthcare access and sustainability challenges in low and middle income countries (LMIC). The certificate consists of three components: course work, research and an immersion internship.

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Nanobiotechnology Certificate

Students seeking a certificate in Nanobiotechnology gain knowledge of contemporary research breakthroughs, as well as practical experience working with bioimaging tools. The certificate consists of three components: course work, research and an internship.

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Graduate Minor in Engineering Management

The Industrial Engineering and Management Science (IEMS) Department offers an engineering management minor which provides an understanding of basic engineering management principles. This minor is targeted at graduate students interested in uniting their scientific ambitions with strong management practices.

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Graduate Minor in Entrepreneurship

In partnership with Northwestern Engineering's Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, MBP students may elect to pursue a graduate minor in entrepreneurship. The minor is designed to build greater competency in business skills to launch a business or be part of a start-up team. For students focused on research, the minor is a great skillset complement when traditional funding sources no longer exist and commercialization is the next logical step.

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