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:
- Spring '24 start: November 15, 2023
- Fall '24 start: February 1, 2024 (priority deadline) and April 15, 2024 (final deadline)
- The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.
- Proficiency in English is expected.
How to Apply
- Prospective students must fill out an application, submit 3 letters of recommendation, provide a personal statement, CV/Resume, and indicate interest in the Biotechnology Master’s Program.
- Application can be found here.
- 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 2023-2024 cost of tuition is $8,207 per credit or $65,656 for eight credits.
- 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.
- Brown also participates in the Post 911 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program for eligible veterans.
- Native American and Indigenous students are encouraged to apply for a NAISI Graduate Fellowship.
- The Biotechnology Graduate Program participates in experiential learning in which students can participate in a 6-month, paid co-op.