The Biotechnology master’s program is an accelerated curriculum of 16 months. The program offers a unique balance of hands-on training in a diverse set of research technologies and solid theoretical training in molecular and cellular biology and experimental design. This innovative program includes a six-month research internship, which can be completed in an EVMS research laboratory, in the EVMS Molecular Core Laboratory or through one of our biotechnology industry partners. Students gain a range of applied research training in disease models, bioprocessing, virology, molecular diagnostics, regenerative medicine, imaging and immunology. 

Course Sequence

Semester 1

  • Molecules to Cells (2 credits)
  • Molecular and Cellular Techniques (2 credits)
  • Introduction to the Laboratory (2 credits)
  • Cell Communication and Signaling (3 credits)
  • Laboratory Management (1 credit)
  • Introduction to Animal Biomedical Research (2 credits)

Semester 2

  • Advanced Molecular and Cellular Techniques (2 credits)
  • Applied Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (3.5 credits)
  • Microscopy & Imaging Techniques (2 credits)
  • Microarray Technology (2 credits)
  • Proteomic Technology (2 credits)
  • Flow Cytometry (2 credits)
  • Research Design (1 credit)
  • Introduction to Drug Discovery (1 credit)
  • Techniques Journal Club (1 credit)

Semester 3

  • Internship (on- or off-campus) (3 credits)
  • Online Journal Club (1 credit)

Semester 4

  • Internship (continues) (6 credits)
  • Online Journal Club (1 credit)

Total: 39.5 credits