Graduate Programs

Student Learning Outcomes
Biotechnology, M.S.

The IU School of Medicine's M.S. in Biotechnology aims to boost the research skills of individuals interested in health sciences research.

We designed the program for people already employed in local biotech industries or academic research laboratories, for individuals seeking a career change, and for recent graduates in Biology and Chemistry.

The three-year, 30-credit program allows students to evaluate whether a research career in a biotech discipline is an appropriate choice. All of the courses are approved for graduate credit and could be accepted as part of a Ph.D. Students must initially enroll in the Biotechnology Certificate program and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Students will select a School of Medicine Core facility like Proteomics, Protein Expression, Microscopy, Transgenics, Flow Cytometry etc. for their research project. The Core Director will match faculty members with a research project with students. Each student will conduct research and write a paper on the goal of the project, methodologies and result.

The core curriculum is the 17 credits of the biotechnology Certificate Program, plus an additional academic course in basic science, a course in scientific writing and 9 credits of research with a faculty mentor and an IUSM core facility. Students will complete and defend an M.S. thesis based on their research. The MS can be completed part-time in 3 years.