MS in Biotechnology - Medical Cannabis Therapeutics Concentration

About

Medical cannabis can be described as the unprocessed or processed cannabis plant or extract consisting of Cannabinoids, terpenes, and other hydrocarbons that are prescribed by physicians for their patients. These products have been used for centuries to manage or treat several ailments including, but not limited to, Epilepsy, pain, blood pressure, seizures, depression, anxiety,  and appetite loss as well as supplemental treatments for cancer, Palliative Care, AIDS,  sickle cell disease, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Tourette’s, autism, post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), and more. At the end of 2021, the size of the global medical cannabis market exceeded $17 billion USD and is expected to grow at a compounded growth rate of 22.9% over the next 10 years. Correspondingly, employment in this sector grew 32% in FY21, adding 77,000 new jobs to the 21,000 Americans employed in the legal cannabis industry.

Morehouse School of Medicine’s Medical Cannabis Therapeutics concentration in our #1 Ranked MS in Biotechnology prepares students to excel in this new and growing marketplace. With this training, several jobs are waiting for the well-trained as medical cannabis laboratory scientists, Budtender, Dispensary Manager, production/ testing technicians & analysts, brand ambassadors, medical cannabis liaison(s), cultivation technicians, Extraction Technicians, Master growers,  Marijuana Sales Representatives, Cannabis Compliance Manager, and operational business leaders, e.g., chief of cultivation and chief of manufacturing. 

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Program at a Glance

  • Credits to Graduate: 35-credit hours
  • Program Length: 12 months/1 year
  • GMAT/GRE or Waiver: GMAT/GRE not required
  • Tuition: $950 per credit hour

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Who

College graduates interested in advancing their careers in biotechnology with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.

What

This 35-credit hour MSBT degree is designed to prepare graduates for careers in the biotechnology industry including government, academic, laboratories, and private sector that serve as a pathway to advance training via online learning. The program offers students a unique combination of courses in biosciences, regulatory affairs, entrepreneurship, and project management. 

Where

Online|Anywhere

Why

New discoveries in biotechnology are transforming life as we know it. This field intersects biology and technology that leads new product development designed to enrich lives. From drug development to the production of biologics, plant and animal science to medical devices - biotechnology is everywhere. Biotechnology addresses many global problems such as climate change, aging, health equity, food production, and infectious disease to name a few. As a result, job growth of the biotechnology workforce is one of the fastest growing sectors globally (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

When

Online Course Calendar 2022-2023

 

Start Date 

Finish Date 

Final Grades Posted 

Fall 2022 
(Terms I & II) 

Monday, Aug. 22 

Saturday, October 15 

October 19 

Monday, October 17 

Saturday, Dec. 12 

December 16 

Spring 2023 
(Terms I & II) 

Monday, Jan. 2 

Saturday, Feb. 25 

March 1 

Monday, Feb. 27 

Saturday, April 22 

April 26 

Summer 2023 
(Terms I & II) 

Monday, May 1 

Saturday, June 24 

June 28 

Monday, June 26 

Saturday, Aug. 21 

Aug. 23 

Fall 2023 
(Terms I & II) 

Monday, Aug. 21 

Saturday,Oct. 16 

Oct. 20 

Monday, Oct. 16 

Saturday, Dec. 9 

Dec. 13 

 

Deadlines

Fall 2023 Cohort

  • Applications open: January 1, 2023
  • Applications close: July 14, 2023
  • Early decision: April 1, 2023
  • Classes begin: August 21, 2023

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis as completed applications are received and reviewed by the admissions committee. *Interviews are not guaranteed.

Scheduled Breaks

  • Winter Break: 12/12/22 - 01/01/23
  • Spring Break: 4/24/23 - 5/1/23

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Curriculum

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