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Clarkson University

Potsdam Campus, Potsdam, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Scholarships Yes

Based in the Department of Biology, the Bioscience and Biotechnology PhD and master's degree programs are designed to be truly collaborative with other departments.

The Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Biotechnology master's degree program (IBB-MS) is designed for those who need a bioscience MS degree to be competitive for biomedical and biotech industry scientific and administrative positions, or a bioscience MS degree to be attractive for strong PhD bioscience graduate programs, or else a bioscience MS degree to be more competitive when applying for highly-competitive veterinary or medical school professional programs. Program benefits include:

  • Rigorous interdisciplinary bioscience and biotechnology curriculum.
  • Small and personalized courses and advisement.
  • Strong support and success at having degree earners move to industry, or health professional, and PhD programs.
  • A 4+1 option in which strong Clarkson and Associated Colleges undergraduate students take two graduate courses their senior year and complete the MS degree in a fifth year, providing a head-start and rapid track to a bioscience MS degree.

About University

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Clarkson University is an internationally ranked research university located in Potsdam, New York in the US. Approximately 4,300 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled here across over 50 rigorous academic programs of study. Teaching is split across the School of Arts & Sciences, School of Business, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering and the Clarkson School.

The school is named after Thomas S. Clarkson, a local entrepreneur who died accidentally in a nearby sandstone quarry, risking his own life in an attempt to save a worker. The Clarkson family were important benefactors to the area and Clarkson University was founded in 1896 by the sisters of Thomas, originally called the Thomas S. Clarkson Memorial School of Technology.

In addition to its reputation for great career outcomes, innovative solutions to real-world and theoretical problems at the nexus of science, engineering, technology and business, the university is also well-known for the performance of its women’s and men’s hockey teams.


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