ahimsa000 Posted April 10, 2014 Share Posted April 10, 2014 Hi everyone, I lost all hope with admissions since I wasn't hearing back when everyone else was, and now the unimaginable happened: I've been accepted into two programs for my Master's in Biotechnology. I eventually want to get into a PhD program for Biotech, but with a 2.76 undergrad GPA, I figured a Master's first would definitely help me get there. Anyways, I was accepted into EVMS (Eastern Virginia Medical School) and Worcester State University both for the Master's in Biotech in Fall, 2014. I am also considering Harvard Extension School (HES) for their Biotech program as well. I've come up with a pros and cons list for each school and I'm having trouble deciding which one to go with. At this point, I'm doubting I'll get into the rest of the schools I've applied to (Drexel, Penn State, UCI, and Johns Hopkins-lol). Harvard Extension Biotechnology Master’s Program Pros Harvard name Management concentration Tuition is about $28,000 for the whole program (on a course-by-course basis) Thesis requirement (for prospective PhD) Boston location has several Biotech firms in the area Cons Not an acceptance just yet-have to pass three admissions courses with B or above Living in Boston: cold, expensive First 3 courses are out of pocket (no Federal Student Loans available) Worcester State University Biotechnology Master’s Program Pros Tuition is around $30,000 for 2 years (on a yearly basis) Thesis requirement Admission is guaranteed as long as 3.0 (B average) is maintained throughout program Cons Not a good ranking (68% acceptance rate) Part time No management concentration Eastern Virginia Medical School Biotechnology Master’s Program Pros Location is nice and safe 16 month program total Admission is guaranteed as long as 3.0 (B average) is maintained Cons Tuition is $56,000 for out of state U.S. citizens Courses are mostly lab-based (not so much theory) No management concentration So, any opinions? Thank you very much for reading this. SR Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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