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Clarkson University

Bioscience and Biotechnology

Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York


The skills needed to work on complex problems in the biosciences


8 Clarkson Ave., Potsdam, New York 13699
Potsdam, New York, 13699, United States



The Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Biotechnology master's degree program (IBB-MS) is designed for those who need a bioscience MS degree to be competitive for biomedical and biotech industry scientific and administrative positions, or a bioscience MS degree to be attractive for strong PhD bioscience graduate programs, or else a bioscience MS degree to be more competitive when applying for highly-competitive veterinary or medical school professional programs. Program benefits include: (1) Rigorous interdisciplinary bioscience and biotechnology curriculum, (2) Small and personalized courses and advisement, (3) Strong support and success at having degree earners move to industry, or health professional, and PhD programs, and (4) A 4+1 option in which strong Clarkson and Associated Colleges undergraduate students take two graduate courses their senior year and complete the MS degree in a fifth year, providing a head-start and rapid track to a bioscience MS degree.

Academic Fields
    Biological and Physical Sciences.
    Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
    Biomedical Sciences, General.
    Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician.
    Biology Teacher Education.
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    Doctoral, PhD, Doctor of Philosophy
    Master's, MS, Master's of Science

    Full Time, On-Campus


    bioscience, biotechnology, biology


    A complete application consists of the following: Online Application Form, Resume, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of Recommendation, Official Transcripts, GRE Test Scores (Waived: The GRE requirement will be waived for Fall 2022 applicants), For International Applicants, an English Proficiency Test is required (Minimum Test Score Requirements: TOEFL (80), IELTS (6.5), PTE (56) and Duolingo English Test (115)). Prerequisites for MS: Applicants should possess either: BS or BA in a Bioscience, Chemistry, or other Math, Science or Engineering affiliated-discipline that included coursework in cell & molecular biology, genetics, and organic chemistry. Prerequisites for PhD: Applicants should possess a baccalaureate (four-year) degree in biology or a relevant science (e.g., biochemistry, biophysics, environmental science) with the following minimum college course preparation: three semesters of biology, including genetics; four semesters of chemistry, including organic chemistry; two semesters of physics; and two semesters of mathematics, including calculus.
    Academic Backgrounds
      Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
      Biological and Physical Sciences.
      Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician.
    C+ = 2.0-2.2


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    Colleen Thapalia

    Senior Director, Graduate Recruitment & Enrollment Marketing

    Mr. Alexander Englander

    Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions & Recruitment