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What You Learn

As a graduate student at Kean, you engage in extensive coursework and laboratory training, studying alongside experienced and published faculty in a collaborative environment at the New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics (NJCSTM), where science and research are combined in an innovative curriculum. Our program allows students to concentrate their studies in one of four rapidly advancing sectors of biotechnology and pharmaceutical sciences: Advanced Biotechnology & Drug Discovery, Analytic Chemistry & Instrumentation, Bioinformatics & Genomic Sciences or Life Sciences Business Management.

  • 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


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 '17, '19
NJ Governor's STEM Scholars program recipient and current M.S. in Biotechnology student
Kean University Academics

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