Train with faculty performing researching at the cutting edge of biotechnology.

Master's Certificate in Biotechnology

Learn from world-ranked researchers while earning your master's degree

Master's students in Duke's Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) can enhance their degree with a Certificate in Biotechnology. 

As a master's biotech certificate student, you will:

  • Train with faculty performing research at the cutting edge of biotechnology
  • Gain experience in modeling, analysis, and design of molecular and cellular systems
  • Learn biotech laboratory skills—that may include molecular biology, protein expression and purification, and CRISPR genome editing
  • Be well-prepared for a career in the fast-growing biotechnology industry


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Core Courses

Among the courses for either your Master of Science (MS) or Master of Engineering (MEng) degree in biomedical engineering, four of them must be the following courses:




Introduction to Biomolecular Engineering

Ashutosh Chilkoti

Every Fall

Biotechnology Design 1

Michael D. Lynch

Every Fall

Biotechnology Design 2

Every Spring

Genome Engineering

Charles Gersbach

Every Fall

How to Apply 

  1. Apply to the Duke BME Master of Science (MS) Program or to the BME Master of Engineering (MEng) Program
  2. Indicate Certificate in Biotechnology on your master's application


Apply for MS    Apply for MEng