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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 2021–2022

  • Average Course Tuition


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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

  • 96%

    Work Full Time

  • 97%

    Would Recommend the Program

  • 79%

    Professional Experience in the Field

  • Most

    Pursued To Deepen Expertise

Getting Started: Admissions and Degree Requirements

At Harvard Extension School, your admission is based largely on your performance in two specific Harvard Extension courses that you complete before submitting an application.

To get started, we invite you to explore degree requirements, confirm your initial eligibility, and learn more about our unique “earn your way in” admissions process.

Going back to school nearly a decade after I graduated was not easy. Thankfully, the student body at HES is rich in diversity and I was able to meet and study with classmates from all walks of life.

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 (2021–22 rate) $2,980 per 4-credit course ($745 per credit)
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $35,760

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.

Learning & Connection

Deep learning springs from human connection. That’s why we work so hard to bring people together — whether in a live virtual classroom or an in-person seminar on campus.

Our approach to online learning fosters interaction without sacrificing flexibility. Each week, you’ll engage with your instructor, participate in peer discussions, and receive one-on-one support from teaching staff—all from your home or office.

Online Learning at Harvard Extension School
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