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 selected from the following courses:

BME 562 Biology by Design
BME 570L Introduction to Biomolecular Engineering
BME 577 Drug Delivery
BME 590L Biotechnology Design 1
BME 590L Biotechnology Design 2
BME 590L Gene Engineering Lab
BME 590 Synaptic Biology Synthetic Technology
BME 790 Bioconjugation in Biomaterials  
BME 790L Bioconjugation lab

and at least one of the four courses must have labs as indicated by the letter L in the course nubmer.


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