Biotechnology Program College of Arts and Sciences University of San Francisco

Biotechnology Program College of Arts and Sciences University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
45%
55%
student ratio
38
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
March 15
fall application deadline
61%
acceptance rate
1 Degree Offered
degrees offered

Overview

Biotechnology in the Heart of Biotechnology!

The University of San Francisco offers a Professional Science Master's (PSM) degree in Biotechnology focusing on biotechnology and MBA-level business courses. Students can start the graduate program each year in the fall (late August) or spring (late January). The program is intended for students who do not wish to pursue a PhD degree but still seek careers in the industry.

The program integrates the rigor of molecular biology research with technology and business to build a comprehensive program that fully prepares graduates for jobs in the industry. The program also includes an internship requirement that helps students gain hands-on perspectives of the technical experience and business skills necessary for success in the biotechnology field.

The PSM in Biotechnology offers core graduate courses taught by USF research faculty, alongside elective courses taught by prominent practitioners in their fields. It also boasts an exceptionally low instructor to student ratio, with mentorship, leadership development and career support. Educated industry experts share the USF commitment to adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards and the goal of utilizing technology for a more humane and just world.

The graduate program in Biotechnology is intended for students who do not wish to pursue a Ph.D and instead seek a career in the industry. Prospective students should have a Bachelor's degree in Biology or Chemistry. Other applicants from other science majors may also be accepted with some biology, chemistry and genetics course background.

USF and the Biotechnology Field

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to thousands of biotechnology and biomedical research jobs -- it is the center of the biotechnology industry in the United States. To take full advantage of its location, the program includes an internship requirement that helps students gain hands-on perspectives of the technical experience and business skills necessary for success in the biotechnology field. The PSM in Biotechnology also benefits from its own Advisory Board composed of Bay Area biotech leaders from such pinnacle organizations as Genentech, UCSF, and Bio-Rad.

More information is available about the College of Arts and Sciences and applying online, as well as information for international graduate students.

USF Is Your University -- San Francisco Is Your Campus

USF was founded in 1855 as the first university in San Francisco and is ranked in the top tier of national universities ("US News and World Report's" America's Best Colleges, 2011). USF is a private, Jesuit university with a distinguished history in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts, finance, and business management. Of the 10,000 students at USF, 39% are graduate students. USF is composed of 5 graduate schools -- the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Management, Education, Law, and Nursing.

The university offers rigorous and innovative graduate programs with truly extraordinary faculty members -- professors who are experts in their fields and passionate about research. USF's faculty members are dedicated to providing high-quality, personalized attention to their students through small class sizes.

Students enjoy the rich experiences available in San Francisco, one of the world's most vibrant, cosmopolitan and beautiful cities. As the financial, cultural and technological center of the West Coast of the US, the San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most economically advanced regions of the world. San Francisco's diverse population draws people from around the world, while the Pacific Ocean climate of the city is moderate all year round. Outside the city, USF students experience California's many other attractions, such as the Napa Valley wine country, the Redwood forests, Pacific beaches, the mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe, and the Big Sur Coast.


Location & Contact

Biotechnology Program

College of Arts and Sciences
University of San Francisco

2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
United States

Dr. Jennifer Dever

Director

Phone: 415-422-6755
Email: dever@usfca.edu

Mark Landerghini

Information Contact

Phone: 415-422-5101
Fax: 415-422-2217
Email: asgraduate@usfca.edu

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Biotechnology Professional Science Master's (PSM)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 4
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

61% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 88
    • Accepted 54
    • Acceptance Rate 61
    • Enrolled 19
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic Not Reported
    • Application Fee - International Not Reported
    • Electronic applications accepted? Not Reported
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline March 15th Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 15th Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students38
    • Female Percentage45%
    • Male Percentage55%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students38
    • Part-time Percentage13%
    • Full-time Percentage87%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino13%
    • Black / African American6%
    • White / Caucasian48%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian16%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown14%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty3
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage67%
    • Male Percentage33%


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