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With a Master of Science in Biotechnology (MBP) from Northwestern University, you will be highly qualified for a variety of exciting and impactful careers in the biotechnology industry, healthcare, clean tech, and more.
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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

15-month, full-time program featuring a customizable curriculum
A variety of 1000-hr-long research projects offered by expert faculty preceptors
Certificates, minors, and electives that complement engineering courses
Placement assistance  complete with coaching on soft and professional skills.
A robust network of industrial connections that creates internship opportunities
Nurturing environment facilitated by a small cohort and high level of support from the MBP team

WHY CHOOSE NORTHWESTERN MBP?

CONDUCT INNOVATIVE RESEARCH
Advance science and develop your problem solving skills by conducting 1,000 hours of innovative research with a preceptor of your choice in world-class facilities. 

 

"CONNECT THE DOTS"
Position yourself for success by connecting science and engineering through a customizable and well-balanced curriculum that includes research, engineering courses, non-technical courses, and electives.

 

PREPARE FOR PROFESSIONAL CAREERS
Polish your soft and professional skills through seminars, workshops, and coaching sessions led by subject matter experts. Make connections with top companies during biotech hub visits.

 

Check out a few of the companies that have hired MBP graduates:

• Genzyme
• Johnson & Johnson
• MedImmune
• Merck
• PDL BioPharma
• Pfizer
• SG2

 

STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Phoebe Evans (’16) designed a life clock that embodies time through the representation of rings on a tree. Evans used Arduino and LED lights to bring life to the clock.

Six students (’15) teamed up with IDEO Chicago to design a low-cost teff seed row planter to improve the livelihood of Ethiopian farmers.

Jeff Kahn (’14) designed the product Zeez which explores how different dosing protocols of light can affect the circadian clock thus improving the quality of life.

“I saw how much room there was to customize the program, to make it what you want. Between the electives, research projects, internships, there was freedom to explore. You can use the MBP program to go wherever you want."
 
Patrick Shanley, MBP '13
Director of Quality Management, Advanced Cooling therapy

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• Abbot Laboratories
• Amgen
• Baxter
• Bristol-Myers Squibb
• C1 Consulting
• Deloitte
• Genentech

 

• Abbot Laboratories
• Amgen
• Baxter
• Bristol-Myers Squibb
• C1 Consulting

 

• Deloitte
• Genentech
• Genzyme
• Johnson & Johnson
• MedImmune
• Merck
• PDL BioPharma
• Pfizer
• SG2

 

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