MS in Biotechnology Innovation & Regulatory Science (Hybrid)

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How to Apply

Admission Requirements

The admissions process selects highly qualified applicants into the MS program by considering each of the following criteria in judging the overall strength of the applicant. Typically, no single criterion is used as a sole determinant for admission.

  • A bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or a closely related field from an accredited university.
  • An undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 or better (on a 4.00 scale) from an accredited institution is required for unconditional admission.
  • Two years related work experience
  • English Proficiency Requirements Vary

Application Recommended Deadlines

  • Fall Semester - July 1st 
  • Spring Semester - November 1st
  • Summer Semester - April 1st 

How to Apply

Start by reviewing these application tips to walk through the process, then put together your application packet:

Additional information for U.S. students

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are $1,000/In State and $1,030/Out-of-State per credit hour. Tuition and fees must be paid prior to the beginning of each academic semester.

Financial Assistance

Students in the U.S. could be eligible for financial aid and should contact the Purdue Financial Aid office. Students might also be eligible for tuition reimbursement if certain conditions are met within their company. For additional information about tuition reimbursement, interested individuals should contact their Educational Assistance Plan Administrator within their organization.


Students will be responsible for their housing. 

Course Formats

The BIRS concentration courses are offered in a blended format. Basic information is presented online and the advanced material, including difficult concepts and group projects, are presented on weekends. The sessions are held on one weekend (1 weekend per semester) at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Participants attend classes from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm on the designated Saturday. The date is determined before the semester begins. In this format a student takes three courses per semester and can complete the master’s degree in two years.