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  1. Complete and submit this application online. Submit a $40.00 non-refundable application fee. A cashier's check or money order will be accepted. Personal checks are not accepted. Please do not send cash through the mail.

    All required documents are to be sent to:

    Claflin University
    Office of Admissions
    Department of Graduate Studies
    400 Magnolia Street
    Orangeburg, SC 29115

  3. Submit an official copy of your college transcript for all colleges attended, two letters of recommendation, and personal statement.

    International students must also submit official scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and $55 application fee.

    Non-degree seeking students must provide all documents stated above.
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Graduate Program in Biotechnology


The Master of Science (MS) Degree in Biotechnology through Claflin University’s School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics’ Department of Biology began in the Fall semester of the academic year 2005-2006. The program requires two full years of coursework and research, culminating with the production of a master’s thesis. According to their interest, backgrounds and career goals, students can choose from three parallel tracks:
  • Forensic Biotechnology Track
  • Plant Biotechnology Track
  • Computational Biology/Bioinformatics Track

    Application Requirements
    • Complete on-line application
    • Submit application fee
    • Submit 2 copies of official transcripts
    • Submit 2 letters of recommendation
    • If international applicant, please submit official TOEFL scores.

Master's in Biotechnology

Dr. Verlie Tisdale
Interim Dean, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
James S. Thomas , 207
Email:  vtisdale@claflin.edu
Ph: (803) 535-5433
Fax: (803) 535-5776
Dr. Gloria S. McCutcheon,
Chair and Professor Department of Biology
Email: gmccutcheon@claflin.edu
Ph: 803-535-5459
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