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¿Qué aprenderé?

The Biotechnology, M.S. is a non-thesis program designed for applicants seeking advanced research training in the molecular biological sciences. This program is designed for individuals who are serious about entrance into the biotechnology job market. This program is also recommended for those seeking graduate educational experience, who may want to pursue a Ph.D. in the future. This degree is not recommended for applicants interested in entering medical school or other allied health programs with the exception of those interested in applying for an M.D./Ph.D. program.

Juniors and seniors in the University of Nevada, Reno’s Biotechnology, B.S. program who are conducting laboratory research, may apply to the B.S./M.S. Accelerated Program in Biotechnology.

The Biotechnology, M.S. program is a full time program; it includes up to twelve credits of graduate coursework per semester and requires a continuous research commitment in a participating laboratory (including summer). The program offers a one or two year path to completion. The one year path is only available to UNR students with a B.S. degree in the biological sciences, who are currently conducting research in a UNR laboratory in a related field. Preference for the one year path will be given to students with a B.S. in Biotechnology from UNR. All students accepted into the program are required to give an oral research presentation at the Annual Biotechnology Symposium in May. A research poster presentation is also strongly recommended for those in need of this experience.


  • Students will demonstrate a basic level of competency in the general field of study related to Biotechnology.
  • Students will be able to explain ideas and results through written, numerical, and graphical forms of communication.
  • Students will able to complete research in their field of study in Biotechnology and present that research at the annual Biotechnology Symposium in May.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (32 horas de crédito)

Costos de estudio
US$21.006,00 por año
Fecha de inicio

29 Agosto 2022


College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources

Max C. Fleischmann Agriculture Building,

Room Number: 201, 1664 N. Virginia St.,



89557, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

A minimum of 30 graduate credits in biology or related fields must be completed with an average grade of B or better

Para estudiantes internacionales

Students entering this program should have a Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent in the biological sciences or a related field. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Minimum score requirements: TOEFL: 550 (paper) or 79 (internet), IELTS: 6.5 (academic version).

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


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