A Successful Career Begins with Excellent Training
With a Master of Science in Biotechnology with a Specialization in Molecular Biology from University of Houston-Clear Lake, you’ll be equipped to compete with the most qualified scientists for highly coveted positions in a rapidly advancing field. Your degree will have applications in nearly all aspects of human life, including plant and animal agriculture, aquaculture, chemical and textile manufacturing, forestry and food processing. You’ll complete your coursework in both classroom and laboratory environments, as you study and modify nucleic acids and proteins to find new applications in human and animal health, agriculture and the environment.
Become a Leader in a Growing Scientific Field
Molecular biotechnology is a dynamic field driven by the ability to transfer genetic
information between organisms with the goal of understanding key biological processes
or innovating new products. Your degree from UHCL will impart the skills and knowledge
you’ll need to join a company that develops or improves medications, vaccines or diagnostic
tests that benefit human and animal health. Significant workforce supply and demand
gaps already exist, and your degree from our College of Science and Engineering prepares
you to fill the global economy’s increasing need for scientists who possess the technical
and leadership skills to continue researching, developing and innovating.
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College of Science and Engineering. Find out now what it takes to be admitted.
- Biotechnology M.S.
Standard Graduate Admission Deadline
ApplicationA standard university application is required.
- 3.0 GPA
- GRE Total Score of 290 (140 Verbal + 150 Quantitative)
- If GRE below 290 or if not submitted, submit 3 letters of recommendation, personal research statement, and a resume.
- GRE Essay of 3.5
- Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in Biology or related field
UHCL’s College of Science and Engineering has created a solid foundation of study
designed to help you make your educational dreams a reality. Explore the classes you’ll
need to take for your University of Houston-Clear Lake degree.
UHCL’s College of Science and Engineering has created a solid foundation of study designed to help you make your educational dreams a reality. Explore the classes you’ll need to take for your University of Houston-Clear Lake degree.
Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
Spring 2021New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
Former UHCL Students - January 5
Summer 2021New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
Former UHCL Students - May 25
Fall 2021New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Former UHCL Students - August 18
Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.
Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information.
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 20
Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline
*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.
Accreditations and Distinctions
UHCL's Biotechnology program is the only program in Texas to offer three specializations: Molecular Biotechnology, Management, and Bioinformatics.
- Molecular Biotechnology: work as a scientist in a research lab
- Management: manage a research lab or division
- Bioinformatics: develop or utilize bioinformatics data managements tools