Graduate Programs

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Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology: M.S.


The MS in Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology provides specialized, in-depth, hands-on skills and leadership competencies preparing students to succeed in the increasingly competitive biomedical sciences sector. It will allow students to gain “bench-focused” technical competency, in addition to training in regulatory and fiscal affairs that impact laboratory management.

Following graduation, students will be workforce ready, well-rounded, and have marketable technical skills. They will be prepared to sit for the molecular diagnostics board of certification exam offered through the American Society of Clinical Pathology, MB(ASCP).

Benefits of the program include:

  • Gaining workforce ready, well-rounded, and marketable technical skills geared for future employment
  • Exposure to regulatory, fiscal and management aspects of laboratory practice
  • Rapid and fixed time frame of degree completion (in as little as 12 months)
  • Internships integrated into the curriculum offer a leg up in the job market upon graduation
  • Preparation to sit for the molecular diagnostics board of certification exam


Application Deadlines


July 1: Final deadline to apply



January 15: Final deadline to apply (International Students)

February 15 (U.S. Students)

UD Tuition

The 2023-2024 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $1028.

Tuition Credit


Due to a College of Health Sciences Dean’s Scholarship, the student tuition rate is lower than the published UD graduate tuition rate. The final student tuition rate for the Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology program is $815/credit. Please contact the department for more information.