Admission and Financial Aid

General Admission Information

Admission to the Biotechnology Graduate Program is open to students with appropriate backgrounds in biology, biophysics, chemistry, physics, engineering, or materials science.

  • Application deadline for students accepted to start in fall and spring semesters:
    • November 15, 2020 (Spring '21 start)
    • May 15, 2021 (Fall '21 start) 
  •  The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required
  • Proficiency in English is expected.

How to Apply

  • Prospective students must fill out Graduate School application, 3 letters of recommendation, provide a personal statement, CV/Resume, and indicate interest in the Biotechnology Master’s Program.
  • Application can be found at the Graduate School website.
  • International applicants can find more information at the Graduate School website.

Tuition and Fees

The Biotechnology Master’s degree is an eight-credit degree which students typically complete over two years.

  • The 2018-2019 cost of tuition is $6,790 per credit or $54,320 for eight credits.
  • Please note: tuition costs may increase in 2019-2020.

Financial Aid

  • The majority of students enrolled in master’s programs at Brown are self-supported. 
  • The Program offers partial scholarships for select qualified students.
  • Teaching assistant (TA) appointments are available on a very limited, ad hoc basis.
  • Students may also be eligible for federal loans.
  • Students can also spread billed costs by enrolling in an Installment Payment Plan.
  • Brown also participates in the Post 911 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program for eligible veterans.
  • The Biotechnology Graduate Program participates in experiential learning in which students can participate in a 6-month, paid co-op.

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