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  1. I'm looking to apply to top 10 MSc ChemE programs and at the least top 20. My GPA is 3.90/4.00 in Chemical Engineering at RPI. I have one industry research paper and one pending research paper at school. I have one summer of research completed and one spring of industry experience in RnD at Corning Incorporated. I also plan to do research this fall semester during applications. I took practice tests for the GRE and I'm getting roughly 165 Q and 155 V most times with a few higher scores in Q. Considering my strong interest in biotechnology, what are some schools that I should aim for? I really like the MSc research programs at UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UCLA, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Stanford, and UCSB.
  2. Between Brown Biotechnology (Master) and Northwestern Biotechnology (Master), what should I choose?
  3. Hi everyone! I was admitted to the MA in biotechnology at Columbia University. I am looking to connect with other admitted students and current students who can shre their opinions about the program Have a great day! Victoria
  4. 3rd Decision - 2nd admit 1st - NYU MS in Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship - Accepted 2nd - University of Wisconsin Madison -Rejected 3rd - Johns Hopkins University - MS in Biotechnology - Accepted as a Conditional Student. Should I wait for decisions from Columbia(MA Biotechnology), UMich Ann Arbor ( MS in Human Genetics) and UPenn( Masters in Biotechnology) or just go for JHU? JHU MS in Biotechnology is a course under AAP. I've heard mixed reviews regarding these courses, since they are part time. As an International student , will It be good for me to go for something like this?
  5. I've been accepted into two good schools. NYU : Masters in Biotechnology & Entrepreneurship at the Tandon School of Engineering Brown University: Masters in Biotechnology. I'm facing a very difficult time deciding between these two. I am also going to be an international student. Any advice on this regard would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
  6. Hi! I was recently accepted into two great schools for a Master's program in biotechnology: NYU Tandon: M.S. in Biotechnology (might swith to the M.S. in Biotechnology & Entrepreneurship) University of Pennsylvania: Master of Biotechnology Program. I'm having a difficult time deciding between them, as both of them have good programs. Any advice? Additionally, does anyone know how is the biotech scene in NY like? Are there good opportunities as in other big biotech hubs? Thank you!
  7. I am trying to decide between which two Biotechnology programs to attend in the fall. The first program is the NYU Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship Program which is great because of its interdisciplinary curriculum in both biotechnology and business. They also offerered me a generous scholarship. On visiting the campus and speaking with faculty it seems promising. I was selected for an additional scholarship and feel like the financial aid office is forthcoming with working with me to cover tuition costs. The research areas are good with opportunities to do research at the renowned memorial Sloan Kettering cancer center. Their career center also seems to be very effective with support for internships, interviews, jobs and whatnot and NY is at the center of it all. There is however no denying that cost of living and accommodation in the city is ridiculously high. On the other hand, Northwestern University's Biotechnology program comes with a minor in Engineering management/ Entrepreneurship with a similar flexibility to NYU but with a seemingly greater concentration on developing wet lab skills. It's location in Evanston, IL a Chicago school town is nice and it's a large campus. On visiting the campus, the faculty also seem welcoming and they have interesting personal development courses, site-visits to biotechnology companies on the east coast for networking, career fairs and great internship assistance. The tuition is much higher than that of NYU and the scholarship while generous, doesn't cover much. I would have to look to loans and aid to cover the chunk. The research areas are also nice with opportunities to work in regenerative medicine, tissue engineering and cancer biology at the northwestern school of medicine. At this point, I don't know which school to consider because I would gladly go to any of them as they are both great schools and I'm privileged to be considered for both. I don't know if Northwestern is worth taking out large loans for in comparison to NYU that the tuition is mostly covered by scholarship. I can't imagine which program would make me stand out with limitless opportunities at the end of the duration. I need any suggestions, opinions, ideas and help that would enable me to see some light.. Thank you!!
  8. Hi All, I recently was accepted to both the UPenn Biotech program and the UCSF/Berkeley MTM (master of translational medicine) program. I am in a bit of a dilemma because I really like both programs, but being that I don't really know what I want to do after the programs (aka my career trajectory), I don't know which program is better for me. I'm NOT concerned with the cost, or areas associated with the 2 schools. I'm more concerned with the networking benefits and where the alumni of the two schools end up after the program. Also, would attending UPenn help get me into the MBA program at Wharton if I choose to go to B-school later in my career? Would the same apply for Haas at Berkeley? What if I want to go into consulting or start-ups, as compared to generic biotech industry roles? Any answers or comments would help. Also, I'm waiting to hear back from the Columbia for the MA in Biotech, so any additional information that relates to that program would also help! Thank you
  9. I graduated with a bachelor degree in business administration in 2006 (foreign country). We don't do GPA there, but my uGPA is probably around 3.0. I worked on the family business for a while, then moved to the U.S. (husband was transferred). I didn't work for a very long time, just published a few ebooks online (in my native language). I knew I wanted to go back to school for a long time, but (not worth explaining the whole situation here) my husband wouldn't let me. Fast forward 10 years I got a divorce and enrolled in a community college to start getting core science courses. I'm halfway through with a 4.0 GPA. I always had a passion for science and only went to business because of family pressure. I live in Boston, so there's a lot of opportunities in biotech here, but for most part, you need a PhD to have a successful career in industry (I don't want to work in academia). I'm trying to get it right, now that I'm "free", so to speak. But here's the thing: I'm 37 years old, with no science background, other than these community college classes. I initially thought I would need a second bachelor degree in science to successfully make this change and be accepted in a PhD program. However, professors and counselors I've been talking to say that I don't need another undergraduate degree and that doing a masters after the core science block would be enough. My concern is that my GPA is too low for graduate school, but as I've been reading, it seems that the way that education works in the U.S., I can never erase my past. That number will follow me forever, regardless of a second bachelors. How much coursework would be necessary to raise my uGPA to acceptable levels? I also hear that the farther you are from your previous education, the less important it is. But the problem is that I haven't done much of anything since then, other than be a housewife. On the other hand, due to financial aid limitations to second bachelor candidates and lifetime limit on federal loans, the only schools that I could afford to attend are the state schools, which in MA are not well regarded. I've also been told that associating myself with say, UMass, would be more detrimental to my application. I'm trying to figure out if getting a bachelor in biology or biochemistry would really raise my chances of getting into a doctorate program in genetics/biotech, or if I could "fix" my GPA with an associate degree in science and then proceed to get a masters before applying. Some people suggested getting the Harvard Extension School masters in biotechnology and then applying to a full time masters in a really good school. HES would be an "intermediate step" between my weak background and a strong science program. I'm lucky enough to already work in biotech (as an executive assistant) and have the chance to do real scientific research in my community college (in molecular biology), participate in journal clubs (which I hear, students only get exposed to in graduate school). So, I believe these things are a plus and may offset the fact that I don't have degree in science. What do you guys think?
  10. I'm interested in both KGI's Master of Bioscience program and Thomas Jefferson University's M.S. in Biomedical Sciences. They are both PSM (professional science masters) programs, but KGI's program is more industry oriented and offers curriculum on the business aspect of the biotech industry. Can anyone with experience with one, or both, of the programs please tell me more (such as career outlook, curriculum rigor, culture, etc.)? Thanks in advance!
  11. Hi all, Does anyone have any thoughts on this program? -avg. acceptance rates, reputation, faculty etc... Any help appreciated!
  12. Hey guys, I have applied to Northwestern and Columbia for the masters in Biotechnology starting Fall'16. I have got into NWU and the results for Columbia are yet to come (in the first week of May). Any suggestions on the pros and cons of both the programs? Also , both seem to be quite expensive, is it worth taking a risk hoping that I will land a job after graduation ? Thanks
  13. Hi guys, I'm planning to pursue Masters of Science in Biotechnology in the US. My question is what are some of the tier 2 biotechnology graduate programs available in the US? I've been coming up with a list of Biotech programs and wanted to make sure I included some Tier 2 programs. So far google's been really persistent to show me only Top/ tier 1 programs like UPenn, UCSF, etc... Help a brother out here Thanks!
  14. Hi! I'm an international student applying to PSM Biotechnology programs in the US. I came across Keck's program but don't know how good it is since it's a fairly new university and the program's kinda expensive too. I have an admit from Northeastern University and am hoping to get into NCSU's PSM program but was wondering if going to Keck if I do get in would be a good idea since its not like a proper university. Thank you!!
  15. I recently took New GRE and had preliminary scores.. but I cannot compare my spec to others who got accepted into biotech programs, because I havent seen anyone who posted their specs. I was wondering if my scores are in competitive level because I have second chance to take the new GRE around January, but it is so time consuming and already got tired of studying this. Although I am pretty sure that biotech is less competitive compared to other field , but I am still concerned V: 420~520 M: 730~800 AW :? GPA : 3.57 I am an international student and took several upper level bio-courses.. such as microbio, immunology, biochem, anatomy, physiology. I am attending to university ranked around Top 40 in U.S. as well. I will probably have two strong recommendations from biotech and immune professors and another from CTO of small pharmaceutical company in Korea. I am planning to apply to schools such as Johns Hopkins, CMU, Northwestern, Columbia, and Upenn and certainly Upenn is my top choice. Does anyone know who got into any of these programs? Help me!!
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