Biochem BS/MS Application Deadline is May 1, 2015

Brandeis Juniors (class of 2016) in Biochemistry who are already working in a lab and are confident of a high GPA should take note of the Joint BS/MS Biochem  program at Brandeis. Application must be made to the graduate school by May 1 of your Junior year.  To apply, you will need approval of your lab PI and of the UAH (Dan Oprian).

Please be aware that this program requires a significant amount of effort, but may be to your benefit if you are already close to completing the requirements.

Bio, Neuro BS/MS Application Deadlines are May 1, 2015

Brandeis Juniors (class of 2016) in Biology or Neuroscience who are already working in a lab and are confident of a high GPA should take note of the Joint BS/MS Biology and/or BS/MS Neuroscience program at Brandeis. Application must be made to the graduate school by May 1 of your Junior year.  To apply, you will need approval of your lab PI and the appropriate UAH (Rachel Woodruff for Biology; Paul Miller for Neuroscience).

Please be aware that this program requires a significant amount of effort, but may be to your benefit if you are already close to completing the requirements.

Panel discussion on BA/MS or BS/MS degrees in Biotechnology

Did you know that Brandeis offers BA/MS and BS/MS programs in Biotechnology? There will be a presentation on these programs on Thursday, 31 January, 7-8 PM in the Shapiro Science Center atrium.  Refreshments will be provided.  Panelists will be:

  • Michael Chi ’13, senior and first year BS/MS student,
  • Jaclyn Weinstein ’12, second year BS/MS student,
  • Joseph Harari ’11, MS ’12, Scientific Associate II at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research.

The combined degrees allow Brandeis students to take the first year of the two-year Biotechnology program as seniors, and complete the MS with a summer internship and one additional year of graduate study after their BA or BS.  For information, please see:

Brandeis students may earn their bachelor’s degree in any major, but must have completed introductory courses in biology and laboratory (BIOL 22a and b, BIOL 18a and b) and chemistry and laboratory (CHEM 11a and b or CHEM 15a and b, and CHEM 18a and b or CHEM 19a and b).  Applicants must describe how their bachelor’s degree requirements can be met in the first year of the program.  GREs are not required for admission into the five-year program.

To participate, students should apply to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in their junior years.  There is no deadline but application by March 1 is advised.  Rolling admission for fall 2013 begins March 15.

If you have questions, please contact program directors Dr. Neil Simister (simister _at_ brandeis .dot. edu) and Dr. Susan Lovett (lovett _at_ brandeis .dot. edu).

Professional Science Master’s Program in Biotechnology

Brandeis has initiated a new masters program, the Professional Science Masters in Biotechnology, which couples training in science, business and a workforce internship.  Brandeis students have the option of applying to the degree program in their junior year – they would begin program courses in their senior year and would receive the MS in Biotechnology degree after one additional year of graduate work (the “5-year option”).  Seniors can apply to enter the two-year MS degree program.  Applications will be considered beginning MARCH 15, with students admitted on a rolling basis.

Profs. Neil Simister and Susan Lovett will hold an informational meeting about the program on Thursday Feb. 4 at 6:30 PM in the Rosenstiel building, room 118.

Key elements of the program include:

  • Hands-on laboratory experience with state-of-the-art bioscience technologies
  • Integrated coursework in molecular and cell biology, with opportunities to pursue individual interests in courses taught by world-class faculty in biology and biochemistry
  • Courses that aid understanding of the biosciences industry, including business, project management, regulatory affairs and ethics
  • Development of professional skills through writing, oral presentations, research practice, data analysis and team projects
  • A summer workforce or research internship
  • Individual advising and mentorship at each stage

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