Master of Science in Biotechnology


diared.gif (938 bytes) The Program

    The Master of Science degree program curriculum provides students with advanced course work in biotechnical and biomolecular sciences. Graduates are prepared for positions in research and industrial R&D laboratories or in sales/technical representation in biotechnology, chemical or pharmaceutical companies. A research project resulting in a thesis must be completed in the laboratory of one of the program faculty, or, by special arrangement, with faculty in other departments who are affiliated with the Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences. It should be emphasized that the University at Buffalo offers many different courses, and a program of study can be arranged to fit individual interests with regards to careers in biotechnology.

MS in Medical Technology at SUNY Buffalo

    To begin an application or edit an existing application: http://www.gradmit.buffalo.edu. Scroll down selection list for “Biotechnology”

    To pay the application fee online using a credit card: https://epay.buffalo.edu/public/scripts/epay_form.cgi?payment_type=145

    PLEASE NOTE: ePay hours of operation - this secure service will be available daily from 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. EST (excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day).

    The deadline for International applicants to complete and submit an application for formal review is February 1, 2017; supporting documents must be uploaded into the application by February 15, 2017. Please contact lle@buffalo.edu for details/potential extensions.

    The deadline for domestic applicants to complete and submit an application for formal review is March 1, 2017; supporting documents must be uploaded into the application by March 15, 2017. Please contact lle@buffalo.edu for details/potential extensions.

diared.gif (938 bytes) Facilities

    The Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences is located on the South Campus of the University at Buffalo. Space is ample for both teaching and research.

diared.gif (938 bytes) Admission
    vote.gif (115 bytes) bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with training in medical
    technology, biology, chemistry or a related field
    vote.gif (115 bytes) the general test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (institution code: 2925; department code: 0226)
    vote.gif (115 bytes) approval of the Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences
    vote.gif (115 bytes) non-native English speaking students must have a iBT TOEFL score of at least 79.
diared.gif (938 bytes) Stipends MS in Medical Technology at SUNY Buffalo

    A limited number of teaching assistantships are available. These provide a stipend of approximately $9,385.00/10 months and a waiver of tuition (except for summer session) depending on State funding. All students who receive such aid are expected to participate in supervised teaching which is arranged as a meaningful experience.

     

diared.gif (938 bytes) Tuition

    PLEASE NOTE: As of October, 2009, applicants who are offered admission for the subsequent fall semester will be required to pay a $200 (USD) tuition deposit to secure their place in the program. The deposit will be applied to the first tuition bill sent to the student and is refundable until May 1st. Applicants who decline our offer of acceptance or who accept the offer but fail to pay the deposit will forfeit their place in the program, which will then be offered to the next applicant on the " wait list ". Please contact lle@buffalo.edu with any questions.

diared.gif (938 bytes) Degree Requirements
    1push.gif (1016 bytes) At least 36 hours graduate credit including a minimum of 29 hours of academic course work and a project or thesis with at least six hours of research credit are required.
    1push.gif (1016 bytes) All students must participate in teaching.
    1push.gif (1016 bytes) Students are encouraged to select electives to broaden their background as well as increase their knowledge relating to specific career goals.
    1push.gif (1016 bytes) Most students require two academic years and the intervening summer to complete the program.

Masters Program Curriculum

diared.gif (938 bytes) Application
An online application form may be completed through the link below. The application fee for the online application is $85 and may be paid by credit card through the link in the online application at the time the online application is submitted or at UB ePayment Student Information after the application has been submitted.

UB Graduate School Online Application

Alternatively, a paper application may be requested. The fee for a paper application is $85 and must be paid by check or money order at the time the application is submitted. Send requests for a paper application to:

Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences
26 Cary Hall
3435 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14214


For further information and advisement, please contact:

Dr. Stephen Koury
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences 
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York 
26 Cary Hall 
3435 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14214 
(716) 829-5188

E-mail: stvkoury@buffalo.edu