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Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Graduate Program

  • Earn Your Way In

    Excel in 2 Degree Courses to Qualify for Admission

  • Format

    Online for 2020–21

  • Average Course Tuition


DNA molecule is located in front of a colored background

Explore the innovations driving the world of nanotechnology.

Learn to apply engineering principles to address biological challenges.

What You'll Learn

Through the master’s degree in the field of bioengineering and nanotechnology you:

  • Gain an understanding of emerging biomedical technologies, including microfluidics for cellular analysis, tissue regeneration, and the use of nanomaterial for drug delivery.
  • Build experience in experimental or case study design, scientific data analysis, writing and communication, ethical practices, and effective collaboration.
  • Develop knowledge in life science theory as it relates to biotechnology.

Your Harvard Degree
Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Bioengineering and Nanotechnology.

In this program, students jump start their careers in organizations like Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer, and Boston Children's Hospital. Your course work will help you explore challenges you face in your work, test potential solutions, and see immediate results.

  • 30

    Average Age

  • 1-2

    Courses Taken Each Semester

  • 91%

    Working Full Time

  • 97%

    Would Recommend the Program

  • 79%

    Professional Experience in the Field

  • Most

    Pursued To Deepen Expertise

Admission and Getting Started

Here at Harvard Extension, you begin your coursework before you even apply. Why? Because we believe the best way to prove you can succeed in the program is by first succeeding in the classroom.

To get started, you take the following two courses. Earn at least a B in each to qualify for admission.

  • BIOT 200 Proseminar: Introduction to Graduate Studies and Scholarly Writing in Biotechnology
  • 1 life science course

Ready to take the next step? Check your admissions eligibility, explore the curriculum, and prepare to enroll in your first course.

See the schedules in the academic calendar.

Cost and Financial Aid

Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2020–21 rate) $2,900 per course
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $35,000

After admission, you may qualify for financial aid. Typically, eligible students receive grant funds to cover a portion of tuition costs each term, in addition to federal financial aid options.