Master of Science in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSBPS)
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Contact Information

Master of Science in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSBPS)
309 E. Second Street
Pomona
California
91766
United States
California
Yes

Program Application Deadline

April 01, 2023
No
$40
The MSBPS program has two admission cycles, one for the Fall and another for the Spring Semester. Applications must be received (including all supporting application materials) no later than April 1st for the Fall admission cycle, and September 1st for the Spring admission cycle.
Yes

Program Description

Recent advances in biotechnology and pharmaceutical sciences make pharmaceutical research a rewarding career for people interested in discovering new scientific knowledge with the goal of advancing human health.

Emphasizing interdisciplinary study, WesternU’s two-year Master of Science in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSBPS) is a thesis-based research-intensive program that will expose you to cutting-edge areas of research and study. The program has a diverse group of faculty with scientific expertise in pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, neuropharmacology, cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology, pharmacogenomics, computational biology, microbiology, virology, and molecular immunology.

A unique advantage of the MSBPS program is the generous financial aid package that it provides to admitted students. Students receive a tuition waiver and a stipend in the form of a teaching assistantship. In essence, students earn their degrees at no cost.

With a strong series of courses and hands-on research training, students graduate from our program and transition to advancing their careers. We have a strong track record of student placement into positions in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry, and into further graduate training such as Ph.D. or professional programs.

Yes

Institution Information

Private
Yes
Fall, Spring
Yes

Degree Requirements

36
Not Required
Required
Not Required
Not Required
Required
A minimum of 36 semester credit hours is required for completion of the MSBPS program. This includes 16 hours of didactic study and 20 hours of research credits, leading to a thesis. Students are required to submit a written thesis to the Thesis Advisory Committee for approval at the end of their two years. In addition, students will be required to defend their thesis via an oral presentation of the thesis content at the end of the program.
Yes

Degree Information

On Campus
Biological Science, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Cancer, Cellular Biology, Cosmetic Science, Drug Delivery, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Drug Metabolism, Immunology, Infectious Disease, Molecular Biology, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacology, Physiological Science, Structural Biology
Yes

Program Statistics

Yes
8
Last academic year-country of origin of the accepted students:
4
4
Yes
Last academic year-graduates job placement:
2
Yes

GRE and Other Tests

Yes
Not Required or Recommended
Taken within the last 5 years
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the last five (5) years, with a combined verbal and quantitative score of greater than or equal to 300 is recommended and a minimum of 10% for the analytical writing section.

The program also accepts the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), and the Dental Admission Test (DAT). The minimum for the MCAT is total score of 497. The minimum for the DAT is an academic average of 15.
TOEFL or IELTS
All applicants submitting course work from foreign universities are required to pass English language requirements before they are eligible for financial assistance. A minimum score of 89 on the Internal Based TOEFL (iBT) or 6.5 on the IELTS is recommended. Only scores less than 2 years old from the application deadline will be considered.

All coursework taken from non-US institutions must be submitted to an approved service for evaluation, such as the World Education Services (WES).
Yes

Letters of Recommendation

Yes
3
Three letters of reference are required from individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s scholarship and research potential.
Yes

Other Admission Requirements

2.50
Applicants are also required to submit a Personal Statement (500 words or less) describing (1) their educational background, (2) their areas of interest in biotechnology and pharmaceutical sciences, and (3) additional information that would strengthen the application, such as achievements or overcoming adversity.
Yes

Financial Support

100
Tuition Waiver, Stipend, Teaching Assistantship
Financial support, which includes a stipend and full payment of tuition, is available to qualified applicants on a limited, competitive basis in the form of teaching assistantships. Support is for 12 months (including summers) and is limited to two consecutive years for any student. Students may also receive a travel stipend, which allows for travel to a national meeting.
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

We are not a participating PharmGrad program
We are not a participating PharmGrad program
Yes