Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology
Earn your M.S. in Molecular, Cellular, and Biotechnology to gain enhanced knowledge and specialized skills required to advance your career in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or biomanufacturing industries. Our students not only join their peers in content-rich and skills-based courses but also have the flexibility to customize their program to fit their interests. The University of New Hampshire's state-of-the-art facilities dedicated to biochemistry, cell culture, neuroscience, animal physiology and bioprocessing as well as research laboratories provide its students hands-on training in a variety of settings.
- Connect with academic and industry professionals to help you get to the next stage of your career
- 25+ courses available across the biotechnology spectrum, with related hands-on learning opportunities
- Complete capstone program training in an active UNH research laboratory and/or through an industrial biotech/biopharma internship
Apply by November 1 for spring admission
Can be completed in one year.
Programs consists of six to eight courses (30 credit hours)
Recent graduates employed or enrolled
in a graduate degree program
Awarded annually in
scholarships and financial aid
Projected annual growth rate for regional biotechnology research and development positions (MassBioEd 2018 Job Trends Forecast)
With a master’s degree in molecular and cellular biotechnology from UNH, you will enter — or re-enter — the workforce with the knowledge, skills, and industry contacts required to take your career in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or biomanufacturing industries to the next level. UNH’s professional master’s program in molecular and cellular biotechnology (MCBT) delivers a content-rich, skills-based, customizable curriculum and substantial innovative learning experiences. You will have outstanding opportunities to engage with world-class researchers, develop analytical skills with state-of-the-art instrumentation, and be centrally located in the northeast biotech corridor that extends from Boston to Portland. The program concludes with a training experience in an industrial setting or UNH research lab that will launch students onto the next stage of their career journey.
UNH has numerous teaching laboratories and core faciliities dedicated to biochemistry, cell culture, cell imaging & phenotyping, neuroscience, animal physiology, and bioprocessing critical for enhancing biotechnology training capacity as well as research laboratories and incubator spaces that support university-industry partnerships with the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device sectors in NH and the region.
Our industry partnerships with companies like Lonza, Cell Signaling Technologies, Adeptrix, AstraZeneca, ARMI, ElevateBio and Takeda help pave the way for on-site internships and co-op experiences with state-of-the-art instruments and on-site relevant training that could lead to employment following graduation.
Leading biotechnology companies look to UNH for new hires. Biogen, Boston Children’s Hospital, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Broad Institute, Cell Signaling Technologies, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, IDEXX, Lonza, Massachusetts General Hospital, NovoNordisk, Pfizer and Takeda are some of the companies that recruit on campus.