May 27, 2020
Saeed Foroudastan, Director
Master of Science in Professional Science Program
For more information about the Biotechnology concentration, contact
Rebecca Seipelt-Thiemann, Program Coordinator
Carey Snowden, Graduate Coordinator
Master of science in Professional Science Program
The College of Basic and Applied Sciences offers the Master of Science with a major in Professional Science (M.S.) with six concentrations: Actuarial Science, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, Engineering Management, Geosciences, and Health Care Informatics.
Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.
Admission to the Master in Science in Professional Science with a concentration in Biotechnology requires
- an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college with a major in biology or chemistry or another major. Student must have taken organic chemistry and at least three undergraduate courses related to biotechnology, including genetics;
- basic competency in word processing, electronic mail, library retrieval systems, presentation graphics, spreadsheets, and databases;
- the appropriate undergraduate preparation for advanced study of Biotechnology.
Once accepted into the College of Graduate Studies, students interested in the Master of Science in Professional Science program may enroll for one semester before being fully admitted to the program.
All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.
- submit application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
- submit official transcripts from all collegiate institutions attended;
- submit three letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org (or mail to College of Graduate Studies);
- submit an official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) report. A composite GRE score of 286 (current scale) or 900 (former scale) is expected for consideration for unconditional admission.
Once admitted to the program, each candidate must complete a minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate credit (see specifics in Curriculum section below).
Curriculum: Professional Science, Biotechnology
Candidate must complete 36 hours in the following course of study:
Concentration Courses (21 hours)
16 hours from the following:
- file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to entry into the program;
- file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the term in which candidate intends to graduate.