Graduate Certificate in Protein Biotechnology

Total Graduate Faculty in Program:
Graduate Students in Program:
Students receiving assistantships:
Priority deadline:

  • Fall
  • Spring


  • Pullman

International Student English Proficiency Exams

International students may need to surpass the Graduate School’s minimum English language proficiency exam scores for this program. If the graduate program has unique score requirements, they will be detailed below. Otherwise, please refer to the Graduate School’s minimum score guidelines.

Degree Description:

The NIH Protein Biotechnology Training Program at Washington State University offers interdisciplinary training to enhance the graduate experience and produce versatile scientists and engineers to address the future needs of biotechnology in academic, industrial, or government service.

The program provides state-of-the-art training in basic science relevant to biotechnology and an education in the applied aspects of biotechnology, with particular emphasis on protein science.

Trainees in the Program are admitted for graduate studies through one of the participating academic units, then nominated for a traineeship:

Trainee positions are supported by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, and contributions by Washington State University.

Admission Requirements:

Students completing this certificate participate in the NIH Biotechnology Training Program and are concurrently enrolled in a partner PhD program (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, Molecular Biosciences, or Molecular Plant Sciences). Students are often nominated for Biotech participation by a partner doctoral program but may contact the program directly to solicit participation in the certificate. There are no tests required. Students earn the certificate by taking the required courses, perform an industrial externship, and participate in the Biotech Program activities during their Ph.D. career.

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