Being Part of the Future: the Master of Science in Biotechnology

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The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) carefully selects a small number of applicants to become part of a community of scientists changing the course of the future of health through research and discovery. There are six distinct degree programs within the school, allowing you to choose a degree path that suits your nuanced interests.Biotechnology, often called biotech, uses the power of biology to develop technologies and products such as new drugs, vaccines and medical treatments. Our master’s program in biotechnology equips you for a wide range of professional and academic opportunities, and with a growing demand for biotechnologists, the number of exciting options are increasing. Find out how easy it is to apply to our biotech program today

Biotechnology Careers

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Biotech professionals can work in a variety of career spaces

With a Master of Science in Biotechnology, students might pursue a variety of career spaces, from working for a small biotech company to working for big-scale pharmaceutical manufacturers. 

Biotech professionals can work for a government agency such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or in a clinical setting, working in positions such as clinical techs or research assistants. The ever-growing list of exciting careers also includes:

  • Bioinformatics analyst
  • Biotech project manager 
  • DNA analyst
  • Research and development scientist
  • Quality control specialist
  • Patent agent 

Continuing Your Education

In addition to starting a path to an fulfilling career, our program is an excellent opportunity for those who wish to continue their academic pursuits. This master’s program is a great catalyst to medical school or other academic paths in health care. Completing a degree in biotechnology is a practical way to transition into a Ph.D. with an advantage.

What to Expect From Our Program

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There are two tracks within the TTUHSC biotechnology program

GSBS at TTUHSC offers two biotechnology tracks. The first is a one-year, non-thesis option which includes limited research in a laboratory setting. The second track is a 21-month research track that requires two semesters of primarily didactic coursework and 12 months of full-time laboratory research.

For students in the 21-month program, our program proudly offers a competitive salary and tuition included until graduation if you choose a TTUHSC lab for your research. There are also internships available in industry or at the Texas Tech University Office of Research Commercialization.

Regardless of which track fits your professional and academic goals, our illuminating courses provide a strong foundation of core concepts, as well as the confidence that comes from the knowledge and experience of working with our accomplished TTUHSC faculty. 

Becoming a Part of Our Program

Successful candidates to our graduate school of biomedical sciences must complete certain admission requirements and meet a minimum GPA requirement.

If you are interested in seeing what you can do with a Master of Science in Biotech, start the application process here. Our school is continuously uncovering new knowledge through rigorous ground-breaking research that’s fueling medical discovery and shaping the future of health.

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