What will I learn?

Find Yourself at the Intersection of Life and Science

Become a leader in the vital industries of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals with a Master of Science in Biotechnology. Our expert faculty will prepare you for a career while you get hands-on experience and one-on-one instruction in our state-of-the-art labs. You’ll graduate UHCL’s biotechnology master’s program with a solid grounding in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, genomics and proteomics. With a Master of Science in Biotechnology, you can be part of new and exciting discoveries that may change many lives.

UHCL is the first university in Texas to offer three concentrations in Biotechnology: Molecular Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, and Biotechnology Management and Marketing. You'll be able to tailor your coursework to your specific interests.

Engineer Your Career Path

Graduates of the Master of Science in Biotechnology program have gone on to work as geneticists, microbiologists, biomedical engineers, biochemists, biophysicists, microbiologists, epidemiologists, food scientists, soil and plant scientists and in many other new, emerging fields. UHCL’s proximity to world-renowned centers of medicine and biotechnology give you a distinct advantage when beginning or advancing your career.

Which department am I in?

College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Study options

Full Time (30 hours)

Tuition fees
US$19,256.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected June 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

UHCL Pearland

1200 Pearland Parkway,

PEARLAND,

Texas,

77581, United States

Full Time (30 hours)

Tuition fees
US$19,256.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected June 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

University of Houston - Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Boulevar,

HOUSTON,

Texas,

77058, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants will be considered for admission to University of Houston-Clear Lake, if they have earned bachelor's degrees or higher (as applicable) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and are eligible to return to the last institution attended. 

For international students

Undergraduate degree in Biology or related field with 3.0 GPA.

Proof of English Language Proficiency

Your minimum scores must be: 550 on the paper-based TOEFL exam; 79 on the TOEFL (iBT) exam; 6.0 on the IELTS exam, 53 on the PTE exam; or, You can successfully complete level 112 in the ELS Intensive English Language program.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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