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What You Learn

  • Employ advanced technologies and train on state-of-the-art instrumentation used to conduct research in chemical and biological sciences
  • Conduct cutting-edge genomics and bioinformatics research in antibiotic resistance and the human microbiome in collaboration with the Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship
  • Understand the scientific and business principles used in the biotech and pharma sectors
  • Interact with successful biotech start-up founders through the Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship
  • Pursue internships and jobs with more than 100 research centers and nine medical centers just 30 minutes away in New York City and throughout New Jersey

Admission Requirements

If you have admissions questions, contact Graduate Admissions at or (908) 737-4723.

M.S. in Biotechnology Science

Application Deadlines:
June 30
Spring: December 1

Program Coordinator:
Salvatore Coniglio, Ph.D.
(908) 737-7216

Cougars Climb Higher

At Kean, we believe learning and professional growth extend far beyond the walls of our classrooms. That's why we encourage you to take advantage of a variety of research opportunities, internships and more that we offer to advance your career and set the stage for continued success.

4 Paths to Career Success

We realize that each of you charts your own path to success. Our four curriculum tracks were chosen with your career and future job growth in mind, whether that be in the laboratory, classroom or business arena. Choose the one that works best for you.

Kean clinical laboratory science students learn in state-of-the-art facilities.
4 Paths to Career Success


Students can partner with NJCSTM faculty to conduct original research, resulting in a professional master’s thesis or research papers that can be submitted for publication or from which can be incorporated into presentations at national conferences. Check out what former biotech student Victor Jacobsen ’18 achieved at Kean.

Kelly Bachovchin STEM student

The Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship

An incubator and accelerator for regional startup biotechnology companies doubles as a powerhouse for Kean students looking to launch biotech careers.

Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship student
The Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship

"As part of the STEM program, I learned how to search for articles and break them down and, more importantly, how to prepare my own research papers using established publishing standards. So when it came to drafting articles for Assemblyman Benson’s science blog, I used what I had already learned to generate excellent pieces."

Chelsea Mann
M.S. in Biotechnology and NJ Governor's STEM Scholars program recipient
Kean University Academics

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