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

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 (MBP). Your application will be reviewed within 4 weeks from its online submission, and an interview will be scheduled if your application is competitive. Competitive applications feature GPA's above 3.5 and TOEFL or IELTS scores better than 100 or 7.5, respectively.  (Our institution code for TOEFL is 5937.)  The MBP does not require the GRE test. 

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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 a brief online application, which includes general information and uploads of your resume and unofficial transcript(s). 
  2. Participate in an interview via Skype, by phone, or in person.  Interviews take place at the beginning of each month. See below for the 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
2018
  • October 7-12
  • November 5-9
  • December 3-7
2019
  • January 7-11
  • February 4-8
  • March 4-8
  • April 8-12
  • May 6-10
  • June 3-7
  • July 8-12 (domestic only)
  • August 5-9 (domestic only)

Already a Northwestern student?

Some undergraduate courses may count toward your degree and shorten your MBP curriculum from five to four quarters.