About the Program
On March 23, 2022, Elms College and Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) allowing qualified students at Yarmouk to complete their master’s degree in the fast-growing biotechnology field via Elms College’s online learning platform.
Beginning Fall 2022
As the biotech industry continues its strong level of growth, Elms and Yarmouk are capitalizing on that fact. The MOU is effective immediately and classes are planned to start with the fall 2022 semester.
Biotechnology students at Yarmouk University will study via Elms College’s online learning portal, while Elms students can take up to six credits online at Yarmouk that can be transferred into the program. As the relationship grows, the goal is to have Elms students complete a short-term study or semester in Jordan.
Why Elms for your Master’s in Biotechnology?
• STUDENTS CAN CHOOSE THEIR LEARNING MODALITY
• PURSUE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN SILICO NOW
The MOU includes future cooperation in the areas of research, short-term study abroad, seminars, conferences, workshops, and faculty/student exchanges.
Students can enroll in online courses and perform in silico research, without leaving Jordan. However, it is also possible for international students to come to Elms College to enroll in courses and do research on the Elms College campus. We also have a reciprocal agreement that enables Elms College students to study and do research at Yarmouth University as well.
We are dedicated to teaching students skills and concepts through rigorous courses and practical applications through the use of instrumentation commonly used in the field of biotechnology and providing the best educational experiences for our students to prepare them for positions in Biotechnology.
How much does the master’s in biotechnology program cost?
- The cost of the program is $1100 per credit. Students are required to take 32 credits to complete the program. There are a limited number of scholarships available for competitive students.
When do classes begin?
- Classes are planned to start at the beginning of the fall semester September 7th 2022.
What are the admissions requirements for the Master’s in Biotechnology program?
The admissions requirements for both Elms and Yarmouk students are as follows: (from International Admissions page. Please see link here.)
- Elms Application for the Master of Biotechnology program..
- Submit proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL iBT OR IELTS.
- Admission requirement: 105 or above on the Duolingo English Test. (Fall 2022 applicants only.)
- Admission requirement: 80 or above TOEFL iBT or 6.5 or above IELTS.
- For admission with English as a Second Language (ESL): 45-79 TOEFL iBT or 5.5- 6.0 IELTS.
- Students must submit transcripts from their Bachelor’s degree to show proof of completion of the Bachelor’s degree and the GPA. Students might be required to have their transcripts translated by a service such as WES. The translation must be submitted with their application.
What are the academic requirements for the Master’s of Biotechnology program?
The academic requirements for both Elms and Yarmouk students are as follows:
- A minimum 3.0 Science GPA (outside of Elms College), and a minimum of a ‘B’ in all prerequisite courses
- The length of the stand-alone, 32-credit Program is 1 – 2 years
- There is a 5 – 6 year option for Elms College students enrolled in Biology or Chemistry in the undergraduate program (minimum 3.5 Science GPA) to declare the spring of the Junior year
- The Master’s degree thesis would be based on laboratory-based experimentation and/or in silico (via computer or computer simulation) study
- Competency in English, written and oral
Click + to view course options for the Master of Biotechnology
Master of Biotechnology course options
|Course #||Course Name||# Credit Hours|
|BIO 5106||Cell Biology||3|
|BIO 5204||Potions, Poisons & Perfumes||3|
|BIO 5204L||Potions, Poisons & Perfumes Lab||1|
|BIO 5001||Developmental Biology||3|
|BMH 5010||Clinical Research Ethics||3|
|BIO 5201L||Genetics Lab||1|
|BIO 5206||Molecular Biology||3|
|BIO 5206L||Molecular Biology Lab||1|
|BIO 5300L||Microbiology Lab||1|
|BIO 5306L||Biochemistry Lab||1|
|BIO 5330||Biotechnology and Bioinformatics||3|
|BIO 5330L||Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Lab||1|
|BMS 5700L||Histology Lab||1|
|BMS 6402||Biology of Cancer||3|
|BIO 6XXX||Research in Biotechnology||Up to 6|
|CIT 5100||Data Analytics||3|
For more information, contact
Sudad Saman, Ph.D., assistant professor of Biomedical Sciences at Elms College
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Janet Williams, Ph.D., professor of Biology at Elms
International admission page https://www.elms.edu/undergraduate-admission/international-programs/international-admission/
Andrew Clifford, BMS ’20
Andrew Clifford, BMS ’20, was involved in two biomedical research projects at Elms, including exploring new ways to rapidly analyze strains of infectious bacteria. “I’m learning this material in a very applicable, practical way,” he said. “Going forward into medical school, I’ll have a far better understanding than just (by reading) textbook definitions.”