Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Degree Program
Explore how engineering principles can be applied to biological challenges, work with the latest nanoscale applications, and learn about the innovations that are driving the world of nanotechnology.
Key learning outcomes
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.
The degree consists of 12 courses, with at least two taken on campus.
- Get started. You begin by completing two stipulated degree courses as outlined on the degree requirements page. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your commitment and ability to perform well as a Harvard student.
- Apply to the program. While completing your second degree course, you submit the admission application. We have application cycles in the fall, spring, and summer.
- Continue your studies, online and on campus. As you progress through the program, you may choose from courses offered on campus or online, year round in the fall, spring, or summer. You are required to take at least two courses on campus.
- Complete your thesis. Working with a thesis director, you conduct in-depth research on a topic relevant to your work experience or academic interests, producing publishable quality results. You’ll emerge with a solid understanding of how scientific research is executed and communicated.
- Graduate with your Harvard degree. You participate in the annual Harvard Commencement, receiving your Harvard University degree: Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Bioengineering and Nanotechnology.
Affordability is core to our mission. Our 2020–21 graduate tuition is $2,900 a course. The total cost of earning the graduate degree is approximately $35,000.
There are a number of financial aid options available once you’re admitted to the program.