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Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology MS

Health Sciences

Life Sciences


The MS in Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology program is for individuals holding a Bachelor of Science in biology, chemistry, or a related major, who do not hold a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology or Applied Molecular Biology, and who lack the skills set to pursue a career as a research scientist in the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical or molecular diagnostic sectors. Through this degree, students will gain specialized, in-depth professional hands-on skills and leadership competencies preparing them to succeed within the increasingly competitive biomedical sciences sector. In today’s employment market, individuals seeking positions in the laboratory based professions require a tangible skills set, as employers can no longer “pay to train.” The MS in AMBB will allow students to gain defined “bench-focused” technical competency, in addition to training in regulatory and fiscal affairs that impact laboratory management. Following graduation students can apply their knowledge to meet specific career goals whether it be laboratory practice in biotechnology, molecular diagnostic or academic research settings. The MS-AMBB curriculum will prepare students to sit for the national certification examination in molecular diagnostics, MB(ASCP).

Benefits of the program include:

  • Gaining a workforce ready, well-rounded and marketable technical skills geared for future employment
  • Exposure to regulatory, fiscal and management aspects of laboratory practice
  • Rapid and fixed time frame of degree completion (in as little as 12 months)
  • Internships integrated into the curriculum offer a leg up in the job market upon graduation
  • Preparation to sit for the molecular diagnostics board of certification exam

UD Tuition:

The 2020-2021 UD published graduate student tuition rate per credit hour:

Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology — MS: $725.00

Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology — MS
  DE Resident: $725.00;   US Student: $725.00;   International: $725.00

Application Deadline:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

January-15 Final deadline to apply

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