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.
The PhD in Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Biotechnology (IBB-PhD) program will educate you with the skills needed to work on complex problems in the biosciences. To support this aim, the graduate program faculty includes biologists, chemists, physicists, mathematicians and engineers who serve as dissertation advisors.
The objective of the biotech PhD program is to provide you with specialized knowledge in a major field of biology, plus the technical skills to enable you to work with interdisciplinary teams of bioscientists in academic, corporate and government research settings. Based on current areas of faculty expertise within the IBB Program, you have the option of specializing in one of four interdisciplinary sub-fields:
- Molecular Bioscience & Biotechnology
- Biomedical Sciences & Neuroscience
- Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
- Ecology, Evolution & the Environment