Program of Study - Master's in Biotechnology
Students in the master's program in biotechnology (MSBT) will take the below courses and thesis credits to meet the requirements for graduation. Full-time students typically take 9-12 credits per semester. All graduate students are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher in order to remain in good standing and be eligible for graduation. Individual course descriptions may be found in the college catalog.
- > BHS 630 Advanced Good Laboratory Practices & Lab Management
- > BHS 650 Genetic and Molecular Basis of Disease
- > PSC 672 Experimental Design & Data Analysis (plus 1 additional credit of math coursework)
- > BHS 640 Medical Ethics & Research
- > BHS 660 Molecular Diagnostics
- > BHS 690 Advanced Topics in Biotechnology (may be substituted with an elective)
- > Elective I
- > Elective II
- > Elective III
- > BHS 701 Master’s Thesis I
- > BHS 702 Master’s Thesis II
The master’s thesis is a collaborative research effort between the student and a mentor chosen by the student. Thesis advisors and thesis committees composed of graduate faculty are typically chosen in the fall or early spring of the first year of full time study. It is expected that research work begins in the first year, continues through the summer and culminates in a thesis defense, typically at the end of the second year.
Students may transfer up to nine (9) credit hours of graduate coursework to ACPHS from other accredited academic institutions, subject to the approval of the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. To be considered for transfer credit, courses must have been taken within the past seven (7) years and only grades of B or higher will be considered for transfer credit. Courses graded on a pass/fail basis will not be accepted for transfer credit.
Students will need to submit an official transcript showing the course number and title, the number of credit hours, when it was taken and the grade received. Students may also need to submit a course description and/or syllabus.
For more information about graduate education at ACPHS, please contact:
Director of Pharmacy and Graduate Admissions
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
106 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 694-7149 or (888) 203-8010