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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 54.7k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 Tháng tư
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 1117pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    The Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown University offers the Sc.M. degree. The graduate program is offered by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology, and is designed for students interested in a range of topics related to the field of biotechnology including drug and gene delivery, prosthetic devices, cancer therapeutics, vascular grafts, tissue engineering, disease diagnostic assays, and bioartificial organs.

    The educational objective of the program is to promote an understanding of the designs and materials used in novel cell and drug delivery systems; the cellular, molecular, and structural aspects of tissue material interfaces; the potential of bioderived, biomimetic, and biomolecular materials; the function of tissues regenerated on bioresorbable scaffolds or surviving within immunoprotective synthetic membranes; and the surgical techniques required for successful implants. Active areas of research include; vascular grafts, bioadhesive drug delivery systems, nerve guidance channels, brain implants, bone and cartilage remodeling systems, endocrine organs, artificial skin, blood oxygenators, microscale genomic and proteomic diagnostics,  and cell encapsulation strategies.

    Entering students are expected to have undergraduate qualifications in the life and physical sciences, typically evidenced by a B.S. or B.A. degree in biology, biophysics, chemistry, physics or materials science. The Biotechnology Graduate Program accepts applicants for an Sc.M degree as part of a 5 year Integrated Program open only to Brown students or as an independent program open to non-Brown students.

    The educational objectives of the Biotechnology program include:

    1. To prepare students for careers of constructive service to society in academia, government, industry and health related fields.
    2. To engage committed students in areas not experienced in their previous academic lives and to bring them to a baseline that will allow them to conduct translational research, from conceptual design through in vivo testing with an eye towards clinical implementation.
    3. To provide interdisciplinary research and educational opportunities to solve problems that will improve the quality of life for those suffering from health-related diseases and disorders.

    The program's primary emphasis is on the fundamentals of polymer chemistry, drug delivery, regenerative medicine, and micro-devices.  It also allows students to personalize their curriculum. This exciting program prepares students for careers in biomedicine, pharmacy, and biotechnology, as well as careers in diverse areas such as medicine, law, business, government and health care delivery. Biotechnology students learn to apply the principles of biology, medicine and science, along with problem solving skills and critical thinking to a broad spectrum of problems in biotechnology and medicine. 

    Biotechnology Areas of Research

    • Cancer therapeutics
    • Nanomedicine
    • Neurotechnology
    • Functional imaging
    • Cardiovascular research
    • Stem cell technology
    • Biomaterials for cell and tissue growth
    • Nanotechnology
    • Drug and gene delivery
    • Pharmaceutical technology

    Master’s of Science (thesis track):

    • A minimum of 8 tuition units are required.
    • Must receive a grade of B or better, courses must be taken for a grade rather than credit/no credit.
    • Program Director endorses the student’s proposed curriculum.
    • At least five of the required eight courses must be structured, advanced level courses in biology or the sciences.
    • No more than three of the required eight courses are to be used for thesis research (Graduate Independent Study).
    • Must identify Brown faculty member willing to host student in lab. Students do research for the duration of the time in the Program.
    • Student and faculty mentor select Thesis Committee.
    • Submit final thesis, present work as a seminar and pass final oral examination by Thesis Committee.

    Master’s of Arts (non-thesis/course only)

    • A minimum of 8 tuition units are required.
    • Must receive a grade of B or better, courses must be taken for a grade rather than credit/no credit.
    • Program Director endorses the student’s proposed curriculum.
    • Must complete an approved program of study consisting of at least eight structured, advanced-level courses in biology or the sciences.
    • Students who elect to fulfill the requirements of a non-thesis degree receive the A.M. degree.

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


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    Requirements

    • Open to students with appropriate backgrounds in biology, biochemistry, physics, engineering, or chemistry.
    • Do not have to take GREs. Proficiency in English is expected.
    • Must fill out graduate school application, 3 letters of recommendation and indicate interest in Biotechnology Masters Program.
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