- Department of Biology
The Open Choice MS program offers a focus in Functional Genomics, which can be completed either part-time or full-time.
The part-time option is designed for students who wish to work full-time while completing their degree with courses in the evening. It is an excellent fit for professionals in Boston’s robust biotechnology industry. The Functional Genomics track equips graduates with the skills needed to contribute effectively to enterprising research on genomic, biomedical, or commercial projects.
The program is designed to be completed in less than 2 years using a trimester format for coursework. Credit requirements are the same as the full-time Open Choice MS program.
Sample Part-Time Schedule*
|Fall Semester||Programming & 'R' for Biologists||Monday 6:00-9:00PM|
|Advanced Genomics OR Regenerative Biology||Evening|
|Spring Semester||BME 262: Molecular Biotechnology||Monday 6:00-9:00PM|
|BIO 196: Advanced Genetics & Genome Editing||Tuesday and Thursday
|Summer Session 1||BIO 168: Biotech Process Project Lab||Monday and Wednesday
|Summer Session 2||BIO 152: Biochemistry & Cellular Metabolism||Tuesday and Thursday
|Fall Semester||BIO 132: Biostatistics||Thursday 6:30-9:30PM|
|Elective (E.g. Immunology or Regenerative Medicine)||Evening|
|Spring Semester||BME 154: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine||Tuesday 6:00-9:00PM|
|PSY 111: Psychiatric Meds in Children||Monday 6:30-9PM|
*This is a sample schedule. Course offerings and schedule are subject to change.
Tailored to fit your schedule, the Tufts' part-time professional master's programs will help you advance your career. Requirements are the same as full-time study.
- Allows working professionals to work full-time while attending courses during the evening, on the weekends, and/or online
- Courses available in fall, spring, and summer
- Students are eligible for tuition scholarships