May 19, 2024  
2020-21 Graduate Catalog 
2020-21 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Science, Biotechnology Concentration, M.S.

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Saeed Foroudastan, Director
Master of Science in Professional Science Program
(615) 494-7618

For more information about the Biotechnology concentration, contact
Brian Robertson, Program Advisor/Coordinator
Biotechnology Concentration
(615) 898-2066

Suzanne Hicks, Graduate Coordinator
Master of Science in Professional Science Program
(615) 904-8581

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, Fermentation Science, and Health Care Informatics.

Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master in Science in Professional Science with a concentration in Biotechnology requires

  1. 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;
  2. basic competency in word processing, electronic mail, library retrieval systems, presentation graphics, spreadsheets, and databases;
  3. 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.

Application Procedures

All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Applicant must

  1. submit application with the appropriate application fee (online at Once this initial application has been accepted, the applicant will receive directions on how to enter the graduate portal to be able to submit other materials.
  2. submit official transcripts from all collegiate institutions attended;
  3. submit three letters of reference to (or mail to College of Graduate Studies);
  4. submit an official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) report. A composite GRE score of 286 is expected for consideration for unconditional admission.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Professional Science with a concentration in Biostatistics requires completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours.

Curriculum: Professional Science, Biotechnology

The following illustrates the minimum coursework requirements.

Concentration Courses (21 hours)

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